WASHINGTON — Collectors may begin placing their orders for the United States Mint’s 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Three–Coin Set – Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Okla.) on December 20, 2011, at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set contains two uncirculated quality Chickasaw National Recreation Area quarters – one each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver – and one proof quality quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco. The coins are mounted on a durable plastic card that includes a brief description of the site and the coin design, as well as a Certificate of Authenticity on the back.
The 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Three–Coin Set – Chickasaw National Recreation Area is priced at $14.95. To place an order, visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or call 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A charge of $4.95 is added to all domestic orders to cover shipping and handling costs.
The America the Beautiful Quarters Three–Coin Set is 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.
Released to the public November 14, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area quarter reverse (tails side) design features the Lincoln Bridge, built of limestone and dedicated in 1909 to celebrate the centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Inscriptions are CHICKASAW, OKLAHOMA, 2011 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
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 December 20, 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.