The United States Mint at noon ET today will resume sales of the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set. The set of five proof quarters originally launched on Jan. 11 but the U.S. Mint suspended their sales after discovering a printing error on the packaging.
According to the Mint, boxes that held the quarters showed an incorrect image for Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky. The park is one of the five national sites commemorated on 2016 quarters with a unique reverse design. The other four quarters feature designs celebrating:
- Shawnee National Forest in Illinois
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia
- Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota
- Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument in South Carolina
All five quarters are in proof finish, the Mint’s highest quality. They are produced at the San Francisco Mint with each bearing an "S" mint mark. Coins struck for circulation come from U.S. Mint facilities in Denver or Philadelphia.
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets in new packaging are available for $14.95. Look for them on the U.S. Mint’s website, found here.