U.S. Mint 2019 Quarters Proof Set Features .999 Fine Silver Coins

by Darrin Lee Unser on February 21, 2019 · 5 comments

Today, Feb. 21, the United States Mint released a new product for collectors, its 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™.

2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set, Packaging, Lens

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

A set of proof quarters minted in silver is not new in itself. They are issued annually. For the first time ever, however, the five quarters in this latest set are struck in 99.9% silver instead of 90% silver.

Contents and Silver Weight of Set

The five coins of the 2019 Quarters Silver Proof Set feature reverse (tails side) designs honoring the following locations:

  • Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts
  • American Memorial Park in the 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

Appearing on the obverse (heads side) of each coin is the same basic portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan that has been seen on quarter dollars since 1932.

All five coins are produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco and are encased together in one protective lens. This set is similar to the clad version released in January (see photos of one below).

Photo of 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set, Packaing, Lens and Cert

This CoinNews photo shows the coins, lens, certificate of authenticity, and packaging of the U.S. Mint’s clad 2019 ATB Quarters Proof Set which was released on Jan. 15. The set released today features the same quarters in proof quality but they are minted in 99.9% fine silver.


Photo of 2019-S Proof America the Beautiful Quarters and Lens

Above is a CoinNews photo of just the five clad 2019 America the Beautiful Proof Quarters. These coins are proof editions that launched in a collector set earlier this year. The set released today features the same quarters in proof quality but they are minted in 99.9% fine silver.

That set, which is available for $15.95, has coins with identical compositions to their circulating counterparts. The quarters in this latest set, as already discussed, are composed from 99.9% fine silver. Here are their exact specifications:

2019 Silver Proof Quarter Specifications

Denomination:
Quarter
Finish:
Proof
Composition:
99.9% silver
Weight:
6.343 grams
Diameter:
0.955 inch (24.26 mm)
Edge:
Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark:
San Francisco – S

 

For reference, the silver weight of the last year’s 2018 Quarters Silver Proof Set totals to 0.904239 troy ounces. This year’s set has a silver weight of 1.01966 ounces.

Price and Ordering

2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets may be ordered from the U.S. Mint’s annual proof sets page for $36.95.

Phone orders are accepted by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). No mintage, ordering or household limits apply.

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$3 more than last year’s silver Proof set, but you get a little more silver so it’s a fair deal I guess.

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Compared to other world mint coins, a pure silver coin set from the U.S. mint seems moderately priced. It should be better quality over previous sets too.

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1/10 once more silver should indicate a price rise of about $1.50….not $3.00

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Will make it easier to get the value of Commems once they drop to melt.

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Carl, Cincinnati area

Hopefully they will do the same with the half dollars for future modern commems, perhaps more would be ordered.