WASHINGTON – Sales will open for the 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code 17AQ) on February 16 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The five quarters in this set–all struck in 90 percent silver at the United States Mint at San Francisco–have reverse (tails) designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa); Frederick Douglass National Historical Site (Washington, DC); Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri); Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) (New Jersey); and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana). The obverse (heads) of all coins bear John Flanagan’s 1932 portrait of George Washington.
The 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set is priced at $31.95. Orders will be accepted at the United States Mint’s online catalog at https://catalog.usmint.gov/. Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information on shipping options is available at https://www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set can also be purchased through the Mint’s Product Enrollment Program. To learn more about this convenient ordering method, please review the FAQs at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/faqs/.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. 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 Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers. The Mint will celebrate its 225th anniversary in 2017 (#USMint225).
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 Feb 16, 2017, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.