WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Three–Coin Set – Grand Canyon beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET) on April 13, 2011.
The set, priced at $14.95, contains two uncirculated quality Grand Canyon National Park quarters–one each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–and one proof quality coin from the United States Mint at San Francisco. The coins are mounted on a durable plastic card that includes a brief description of the national park and the coin design, as well as a Certificate of Authenticity on the back.
Orders will be accepted online 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). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.
The America the Beautiful Quarters Three–Coin Sets are also available for purchase through the United States Mint’s Online Subscription Program. For more information about this convenient ordering method, please visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
The reverse (tails side) of the Grand Canyon National Park quarter depicts the granaries above the Nankoweap Delta in Marble Canyon near the Colorado River. (Marble Canyon is the northernmost section of the Grand Canyon.) Inscriptions on the reverse are GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA, 2010 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The coin’s obverse (heads) design is the familiar 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model. Inscriptions on the obverse are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
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 13, 2011, at 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.