The United States Mint officially scheduled launch dates for brand new sets containing 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters™.
The U.S. Mint offered the sets through its subscription service beginning in May 2010, but had not announced when buyers could order them directly.
On November 17, 2010, the Mint will issue the debuting three-coin set featuring two uncirculated and one proof Hot Springs quarters. Dubbed the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ and available for every 2010 quarter strike, the set includes one uncirculated quarter minted in Denver and one from Philadelphia, and a proof produced at San Francisco.
"The coins are mounted on a durable plastic card and include a brief description of the site and the coin design, as well as a Certificate of Authenticity on the back," states the Mint.
The four remaining 2010-dated three-coin sets hosting the Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Mount Hood coins will be released in early 2011. Prices for each are $13.95.
Scheduled for a November 19, 2010 release is the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™. This set includes each of the 2010 quarters, all minted in circulation quality. Five will originate from Denver and the other five from Philadelphia.
"The packaging allows the coins to be easily removed and placed into albums or other numismatic accessories," the Mint describes.
The circulating coin set is priced at $9.95.
Finally, on November 23, 2010, buyers can order the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™. Like the circulating product, the uncirculated version has each of the 2010 quarters from both Denver and Philadelphia. However, the ten coins are minted in uncirculated quality. The set has a price tag of $21.95.
The Mint has already released several sets this year that include the new America the Beautiful Quarters. Two of the sets feature only the 25 cent pieces — the 2010 Quarters Proof Set and the 2010 Silver Quarters Proof Set.
America the Beautiful Quarters were introduced by the Mint last year and are authorized through the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008. The new series will honor 56 national parks and nationals sites between 2010-2021.
The same act authorizes America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins that feature the same designs at the quarters, but are struck to a 3-inch diameter and include five ounces of .999 fine silver. (See program information.) The Mint has started producing them, but has not announced specific release dates as of this writing.