On Thursday, July 2, the United States Mint released the 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarters Three-Coin Set. Quarters of the set commemorate the national roadway found mostly in North Carolina.
This latest America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set is the third one this year, and the 28th overall in the program.
Blue Ridge Parkway quarters entered circulation on June 8, 2015 and the U.S. Mint started selling circulating-quality rolls and bags of them on Monday, June 29. Quarters in this new set, however, are struck in finishes preferred by coin collectors. They include:
- one uncirculated coin from the U.S. Mint facility in Denver,
- one uncirculated coin from the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia, and
- one proof coin from the U.S. Mint facility in San Francisco.
Mint marks of D, P or S are on the obverse (heads side) of each quarter, denoting their mint of origin. These mint marks appear on the right side of George Washington’s portrait and under the inscription, IN GOD WE TRUST.
As seen in the topmost image, all three quarters are presented on a durable plastic card that has a picturesque photo of the roadway and one of its tunnels. The other side of the card offers information about Blue Ridge Parkway, the three coins and their designs, and a U.S. Mint certificate of authenticity.
Pricing is $9.95, the same as the previous 22 sets and $5 less than the first 5 from 2010. Most of them are still on sale. Figures for the sets show their sales range from to 11,425 to 23,613.
United States Mint products with America the Beautiful Quarter are available from the agency’s website, right here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).