Set of 10 Circulating 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Released

by Mike Unser on November 21, 2017 · 7 comments

Today, Nov. 21, the United States Mint released a collectors set of 10 circulating-quality quarters honoring parks, monuments and historic sites in Iowa, the District of Columbia, Missouri, New Jersey and Indiana.

Photo of 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters

CoinNews photo of 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters. The designs honor Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa, Frederick Douglas National Historic Site in the District of Columbia, Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri, Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) in New Jersey, and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana.

Dubbed the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™, the collectible has 5 quarters from the Denver Mint and 5 quarters from the Philadelphia Mint — the same two facilities tasked with making U.S. coins for circulation.

This year’s quarters celebrate national sites with reverse designs emblematic of:

  • Iowa’s Effigy Mounds National Monument.
  • DC’s Frederick Douglas National Historic Site.
  • Missouri’s Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
  • New Jersey’s Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument).
  • Indiana’s George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.

Easy-To-Open Packaging

The U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Quarters® was introduced in 2010 with circulating coin sets released every year since then. They started at $9.95 apiece and moved down to $5.95 beginning in 2012.

2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set

U.S. Mint image of its easy-to-open 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Their inexpensive price and easy-to-open packaging makes them attractive to collectors. The packaging protects its quarters while allowing them to be easily removed and placed in coin albums or other storage products.

Past Sales of Sets and Ordering

The U.S. Mint continues to sell five of the seven older sets. Their sales as of Sunday, Nov. 12, are:

  • 40,768 for the 2010 set,
  • 37,188 for the 2011 set,
  • 24,869 for the 2012 set (sold out),
  • 29,898 for the 2013 set (currently unavailable),
  • 24,696 for the 2014 set,
  • 22,356 for the 2015 set, and
  • 20,294 for the 2016 set.

Order the new or past sets from U.S. Mint’s online page for quarter products, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There is no mintage or household ordering limits.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Joe Brown November 21, 2017 at 11:10 pm

i* must be the only one who buys these circulating 1/4 sets sent,s they came out, out of all the people who write blogs on ” Coin News.net “, If our mint* would only have put the *S* mint mark circulating ” Quarters ” in the package when they first started minting them back in 2012. How come they don’t, does anyone know why?I* really can’t sea the different,s between the “circulating quarter sets & the “UNC” ATB* quarters that cost more money$$. Are they different?, maybe i am not looking hard enough, but the finish on both of them look the same to me*, maybe a bag mark or two on the circulating ones, that would be my* guess, but i really don’t know why, o well, let it be, or will their be an answer?*

Joe Brown November 25, 2017 at 10:26 pm

let it b then,

joera November 27, 2017 at 9:17 am

Joe Brown
The higher price “Uncirculated Quarters Set” is a different type of strike used just for collectors and the same as the Uncirculated Coin Set that has all the coins of that year. I think it is a sharper and stronger strike that is better than the strike they use for the quarters we use from the bank. The “Uncirculated Quarter Set” is released only by the US Mint for collectors. It use to be a “Satin” finish but they stopped that a few years back.
The lower priced “Circulated Quarters Set” is done in a “business” strike the same strike as the quarters we use in every day commerce or pocket change. It is the same strike as the quarters we get from the bank.
I think I got that kind of right or just about. If not I would want someone to correct me please or explain it better.

Joe Brown November 27, 2017 at 12:06 pm

joera – Thank You for your answer, maybe it’s me*, but i barely or not even sea the difference between the “Circulated Quarter Set” & the “UNC Quarter Set”, ?, Have you or anyone bought a “circulated quarter set” from our mint, not the ones we get in change or banks, but the set you sea in the picture above. I have to agree with you about the sharper strike from the ATB* Quarters i buy from our mint than the ones i get in change, but i never got one from the bank tho.

joera November 27, 2017 at 3:32 pm

Joe Brown,
You are welcome. I have ordered the Circulated Quarters Set from the mint. I think the quarters from the Circulated Quarter Set look better than the ones from the bank because the ones we get from the Mint do not have all the “bag marks” or dents and scratches from being in the bags and moved around during shipping and handling. When quarters from the Uncirculated Quarter Set get graded by a grading company you can get several MS70. When quarters from the Circulated Quarters Set get graded you will be lucky to get a MS68.

Seth Riesling November 27, 2017 at 4:22 pm

joera & Joe Brown –

Thanks for the great discussion about the differences on these coins. As joera said, the Mint struck all the coins in their annual uncirculated coins “Mint Sets” in a special satin finish – from 2005-2010 & those sets are a bargain at today’s prices IMHO since you might get lucky and get some MS-70 (or SP-70) coins from the grading services. The overall quality of the annual uncirculated coins “Mint Sets” has gone down since they stopped the satin finish “experiment” at the end of 2010.

Happy collecting!

NumisdudeTX

Joe Brown November 28, 2017 at 12:36 am

Well!, that’s good enough for me* then, i was always aware of the “matte” & “satin” finish coins, from the 1997 matte *u.s.* nickel & the 1998 *u.s.* half dollar, i’m a big fan of the 2009 satin finish *u.s.* cent, made of “95% copper & 5% tin & Zinc”, it’s the same metallic composition used back in 1909 for the original *LINCOLN* cent, not like the “99.2% Zinc, 0.8% copper” Lincoln* cents from 1982 to this day, except for the “spacial version mint state satin finish 2009 P&D mint in collector sets only. All the rest of the *Lincoln cents are the “99.2% zinc” for the 2009 cent but the 2009 proof cent witch is also “95% copper & 5% tin & zinc” for that year only, our mint* minted millions more 2009 “proof cents the the “mint state satin finish 2009 P&D cents with a mintage of 784,614 & 2,995,615 mintage for each 2009 proof cents. The only “modern copper nickel *u.s.* coin i* every had graded was the “1996 W” *u.s* dime. I still buy past year mint & proof sets for $4. 5, 6., 7., dollars, but i* not going to get them graded, there ”are” quite a few modern mint state & proof coins from their sets that go for very nice money when their graded in a ”hi” grade, i’ll wait to get certain coins graded from those sets someday, i* hope. Back in 1908 to 1916, certain coins were minted with ”matte proof ”nickel & silver” & ”’sandblasted & ”satin proof ” gold ” finishes, including *Lincoln cents, *Indian Head* nickels, they were always to pricey$$ for me, and i can almost forget about it now, unless i* have the lucky #’s one of these nights. Thanks, joera & Seth for your answers. smile* peace*+*

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