United States Mint Three-Coin Set of Ellis Island Quarters Goes on Sale on September 14

September 7, 2017
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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ -Ellis Island (product code 17AG) on September 14, at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Priced at $9.95, this set contains two uncirculated Ellis Island quarters—one from the Philadelphia Mint and one from the Denver Mint—and one proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint. The coins are held in a durable plastic card featuring an image of Ellis Island. A Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the back of the card.

The reverse (tails) of the quarters depict an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building is visible in the background. Inscriptions are “ELLIS ISLAND,” “NEW JERSEY,” 2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The obverse (heads) design features the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan.

Orders will be accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov/ 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). Information on shipping options is available online.

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 United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins.  Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers. The Mint is celebrating its 225th anniversary in 2017 (#USMint225).

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