The United States Mint on Tuesday released its 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™. The set is the second in a series and it is available for $21.95.
The uncirculated coin set includes a total of ten coins. The quarters are split, with five each manufactured at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The five 2011 quarter designs honor national parks and a national site located in the states of Pennsylvania, Montana, Washington, Mississippi and Oklahoma. Specifically, the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters by name and mint mark follow:
- 2011 P & D Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter
- 2011 P & D Glacier National Park Quarter
- 2011 P & D Olympic National Park Quarter
- 2011 P & D Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter
- 2011 P & D Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter
This year’s release is much sooner than last year when the set was issued on November 23. It remains available as well for the same $21.95 price.
As the name of the uncirculated coin set implies, each of the America the Beautiful Quarters® is struck in brilliant uncirculated quality. This is a finish produced by a minting process that is reserved for products sold to coin collectors.
The packaging of the America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set is one of the most interesting when compared to other Mint products, as the image above reflects.
"Its packaging includes information about each of the commemorated national sites, which makes it a thoughtful gift option for anyone interested in learning more about our historic national parks and sites," the Mint describes in a press statement.
The set may be ordered from the United States Mint website (http://catalog.usmint.gov/), or its toll free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders. The Mint indicates orders will be shipping in approximately one to two weeks.
The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted in 2010 and will last at least until 2021. Between those years, the United States Mint will issue 56 quarters with reverse designs that celebrate national parks and sites from each U.S. state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories.
The obverse side of each quarter depicts an enhanced portrait of George Washington.
For more detail, see the 2011 quarters images.