On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, the United States Mint began accepting orders for this year’s first America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set. With coins honoring White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, the numismatic product has a price of $9.95.
The White Mountain National Forest Quarters Three-Coin Set includes these coins produced to qualities for collectors:
- a proof 2013-S White Mountain quarter from the U.S. Mint at San Francisco
- an uncirculated 2013-P White Mountain quarter from the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia, and
- an uncirculated 2013-D White Mountain quarter from the U.S. Mint at Denver
Each of the quarters are within an attractive display card that has a front photo of White Mountain National Forest. The back of the card describes the national forest and has a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity.
Ordering the White Mountain Quarters Three-Coin Set
Sixteen three-coin sets have now been released since the America Beautiful Quarters debuted in 2010. All remain available from the U.S. Mint, albeit at different prices. Three-Coin Sets prior to 2012 cost $14.95 each.
The U.S. Mint accepts orders via its online catalog found here, and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
White Mountain National Forest Quarters
White Mountain quarters launched into circulation on January 28, 2013 and are available in varying quantities through U.S. Mint sales of quarter bags and rolls.
Depicted on the quarter’s reverse is Phebe Hemphill’s design centered on Mt. Chocorua, the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range. Birch trees frame the mountain. Inscriptions are WHITE MOUNTAIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
As is common to all America the Beautiful Quarters, the obverse features John Flanagan’s 1932 portrait of George Washington. Inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
America the Beautiful Quarters – Past and Upcoming
Each year the U.S. Mint releases five new quarters with different reverse designs that are emblematic of a national park or site in the United States or one of its territories. The program debuted in 2010 and it will continue until at least 2021.
Upcoming 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters honor Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial of Ohio, Great Basin National Park of Nevada, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine of Maryland, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial of South Dakota. (See the 2013 coin images.)
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters include those celebrating El Yunque National Forest of Puerto Rico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park of New Mexico, Acadia National Park of Maine, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park of Hawaii and Denali National Park in Alaska.
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters honored Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, Glacier National Park in Montana, Olympic National Park in Washington, Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi and Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma.
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters featured designs depicting Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Yosemite National Park in California, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon.