WASHINGTON — Collectors may begin placing their orders for the 2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set at noon Eastern Time (ET) on January 22, 2013. The set contains proof versions of the new quarters scheduled to be released this year with reverse (tails side) designs that honor White Mountain National Forest (New Hampshire), Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial (Ohio), Great Basin National Park (Nevada), Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (Maryland), and Mount Rushmore National Memorial (South Dakota). The obverse of the coins (heads side) features a restored version of the 1932 John Flanagan portrait of George Washington.
The United States Mint will debut new packaging for this product in 2013. The image on the front of the outer carton is Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the last quarter of the year. The images on the back of the carton include each national park or site, its name, the state, and the year in which the park was established as a national site.
The 2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set is priced at $14.95. Orders will be accepted at the bureau’s online catalog, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, and 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.
Collectors may also purchase the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 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 United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792. It 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 numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self–sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.
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 January 22, 2013, 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.