Fort Moultrie Quarters for South Carolina in Three-Coin Set

by Mike Unser on December 5, 2016 · 0 comments

Today, Dec. 5, the United States Mint released a three-coin set of 2016 Fort Moultrie quarters for $9.95. The coins commemorate the national monument in South Carolina by featuring a design that is emblematic of the site.

2016 Fort Moultrie Quarters Three-Coin Set

2016 Fort Moultrie Quarters Three-Coin Set (front and back)

This latest of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ is the fifth and last release this year and the thirty-fifth overall in the series.

Fort Moultrie quarters launched into circulation in mid-November around the time rolls and bags of them went on sale. Quarters of the set are a step above circulating versions because they are in higher quality and in different finishes. They include:

  • 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 the quarter’s obverse (heads side) to the right of George Washington’s portrait and below the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST.

2016-D,S,P Fort Moultrie Quarters

The collectibles in the three-coin set are also available in a combination of more expensive U.S. Mint products that include all the year’s quarters, like the proof and uncirculated quarter sets for $14.95 and $12.95. Above are some photos of an uncirculated 2016-D Fort Moultrie quarter from Denver, a proof 2016-S Fort Moultrie quarter from San Francisco and an uncirculated 2016-P Fort Moultrie quarter from Philadelphia.

2016-S Proof Fort Moultrie Quarter

Proof coins tend to have the most appeal with their frosted designs and mirror-like backgrounds. This photo shows a closer view of a proof Fort Moultrie quarter. A proof quarter is in each set.

A plastic card with a scenic photo of Fort Moultrie holds the coins. The card’s back offers information about the fort, the quarters’ design, and a certificate of authenticity.

Ordering

The set and other products with quarters are sold on the U.S. Mint’s website, right here. Call in orders using 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

Earlier 2016 sets feature quarters commemorating Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park of Kentucky, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park of West Virginia, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.

To-date, the U.S. Mint has sold 13,591 Shawnee sets; 12,977 of the Cumberland Gap sets; 11,815 of the Harpers Ferry sets; and 11,757 of the Theodore Roosevelt sets.

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