Starting demand for the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Quarters Three-Coin Set was stronger than six of the last seven sets released, according to the latest U.S. Mint sales figures.
Between its release on September 4, 2012 and through to September 10, 2012, coin collectors ordered a total of 11,074.
For a perspective on how that compares to older quarters sets, the following table offers past debut sales as well as current sales.
|2010-2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set Sales|
|Site Honored||Debut Sales||Latest Sales|
|2012 Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park||11,074|
|2012 Acadia National Park||10,701||14,087|
|2012 Chaco Culture National Historical Park||10,666||14,599|
|2012 El Yunque National Forest||11,391||17,582|
|2011 Chickasaw National Recreational Area||10,483||13,763|
|2011 Vicksburg National Military Park||10,727||15,418|
|2011 Olympic National Park||10,891||15,208|
|2011 Glacier National Park||10,620||16,233|
|2011 Gettysburg National Military Park||12,500||19,009|
|2010 Mount Hood National Forest||11,282||15,988|
|2010 Grand Canyon National Park||12,418||18,538|
|2010 Yosemite National Park||11,441||18,924|
|2010 Yellowstone National Park||11,115||21,345|
|2010 Hot Springs National Park||10,684||20,789|
Each quarters three-coin set includes three collectible quarters held within a display card — a proof from San Francisco, an uncirculated from Philadelphia and an uncirculated from Denver.
At $9.95, this year’s sets are priced $5 less than past offerings, and the cards depict colorful scenery of the national park or national site honored. Sets between 2010 and 2011 cost $14.95, and the three coins were held within a U.S. Mint branded black and white card.
Introduced in 2010 to support of the America the Beautiful Quarters® program, the United States Mint continues to sell every one it has released.
Buyers will find the quarters sets at the U.S. Mint online store, located here, or by calling the bureau’s customer service reps at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The latest U.S. Mint product to feature Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is the 5 oz. silver bullion coin that went on sale Monday. Containing five ounces of 99.9% pure silver and struck to a diameter of three inches, the investment-grade bullion coin shares the same designs as found on the smaller Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park quarters.