WASHINGTON – Collectors may begin ordering the 2011 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set on April 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set, priced at $41.95, contains proof quality versions of the quarter–dollar coins honoring Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania), Glacier National Park (Montana), Olympic National Park (Washington), Vicksburg National Military Park (Mississippi), and Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Oklahoma). Each quarter is struck in lustrous 90 percent silver.
The set was originally scheduled for release on March 29 but was delayed because of re–pricing resulting from the rising market price of silver.
The proof coins in these sets are minted at the United States Mint at San Francisco using specially prepared, highly polished dies and feature frosted cameo images on mirror–like backgrounds. The coins–each bearing the “S” mint mark for San Francisco–are sealed in a protective lens and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). Please add $4.95 to all domestic orders for shipping and handling.
Customers who want to receive shipments of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set each year beginning in 2012 may enroll in the Online Subscription Program. To learn more about this convenient shopping method, visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on–sale date and time of April 1, 2011, noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.