Today, July 11, the United States Mint released a three-coin set of 2016 Harpers Ferry quarters for $9.95. The coins in the set commemorate the national historical park in West Virginia and feature a design that is emblematic of the site.
This newest America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ is the third issued this year and the 33rd overall in the series.
Harpers Ferry quarters entered circulation in June around the same time the U.S. Mint started selling rolls and bags of them in circulating quality. These are regular coins. Quarters within the set, however, are produced to a higher quality and in different finishes, because they are made specifically for coin collectors. The three-coin set includes:
- One uncirculated coin from the U.S. Mint facility in Denver with a ‘D’ mint mark
- One uncirculated coin from the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia with a ‘P’ mint mark
- One proof coin from the U.S. Mint facility in San Francisco with a ‘S’ mint mark
The mint mark appears on a quarter’s obverse or heads side, to the right side of George Washington’s portrait and under the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST.
These same quarters are also available in a combination of more expensive U.S. Mint products containing all this year’s quarters, such as the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set for $14.95 and the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set for $12.95.
The quarters of the three-coin set are mounted on a durable plastic card that has a photo of John Brown’s Fort, which is the site of John Brown’s last stand during his raid on the Harpers Ferry Armory. This fort also appears on the reverse (tails) side of Harpers Ferry quarters. The back of the set’s card offers information about the historical park, the three quarters and their designs, as well as a United States Mint Certificate of Authenticity.
Order America the Beautiful Quarter products on the U.S. Mint’s website, right here, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The first and second sets for this year feature quarters honoring Shawnee National Forest in Illinois and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park of Kentucky. The U.S. Mint to-date has sold 12,605 of the Shawnee sets and 11,287 of the Cumberland Gap sets.
Upcoming sets for 2016 will include coins commemorating Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina.