2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Released in Proof Set

by Darrin Lee Unser on January 15, 2019 · 0 comments

Five sites of national interest are featured on coins in a new U.S. Mint proof set that went on sale today, Jan. 15.

2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set

Images of the protective lens for the 2019 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ and the illustrated box that holds it (views of the boxes’ front and back)

Priced at $15.95 and named the 2019 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™, it offers collectors their first opportunity to get all 2019 quarter designs.

This collectible continues the Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program that dates back to 2010. By the program’s conclusion in 2021, a site from each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. Territories will have been honored.

Designs on this year’s quarters are emblematic of:

  • Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts
  • American Memorial Park in Northern Mariana Islands
  • War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas
  • Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho

Coins of the set are produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco and carry its ‘S’ mint mark

Each is struck to proof quality which offers sculpted, frosted foregrounds and mirror-like backgrounds. To achieve this, employees at the San Francisco Mint utilize burnished blanks that are struck multiple times with specially prepared and polished dies. The process not only produces the proof finish but it creates a coin with a greater level of detail than circulating counterparts.

Speaking of the circulating quarters, the first of the series for this year (Lowell National Historical Park) is scheduled for release into circulation on Feb. 4. The other quarters will follow with release dates of April 1, June 6, Aug. 26 and Nov. 4.

Previous Proof Set

Last year’s quarter proof set launched on Jan. 23, 2018. Still available and also for $15.95, its sales through Jan. 13, 2019 total 80,812.

Photo of 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set - Packaging, Lens, Coins

This CoinNews photo shows the coins, lens, certificate of authenticity, and packaging of last year’s 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set

Ordering

All five coins of the set appear together in one protective lens shipped inside a cardboard sleeve. The sleeve offers photographs of the sites honored by the coins within. A certificate of authenticity is also included.

The 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set is available from this U.S. Mint online page, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

There are no mintage, product, or household order limits.

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