At noon today, Nov. 13, the United States Mint released the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set.
This annual set features ten quarters, five from the Denver Mint and five from the Philadelphia Mint. These are the two facilities tasked with striking all United States circulating coins.
Price, Easy-To-Open Packaging and Ordering
At $5.95, the same price as the last two years, the set is economical and a convenient way to collect each circulating America the Beautiful Quarter from Denver and Philadelphia. As an added plus, the set’s packaging is designed to makes it easy to remove the quarters and place them into a coin album or other storage products.
Orders are accepted online from the United States Mint website at www.usmint.gov/catalog, or directly from this Mint page, and by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no household limits.
Sales of Past Quarters Circulating Coin Sets
Issued since the America the Beautiful Quarters series debuted in 2010, the U.S. Mint is still selling three of four past sets. Their current sales are:
- 35,925 for the 2010 set;
- 32,687 for the 2011 set; and
- 24,869 for last year’s set.
The set from 2012 sold out with sales of 24,869.
2014 Quarter Designs
Obverses or the heads side of all America the Beautiful Quarters share the same portrait of President George Washington. It was originally designed by John Flanagan in 1932. Inscriptions on this side of the coin read are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
Reverse or tails side designs feature artwork that is emblematic of the national site honored. These are briefly described below for this year’s America the Beautiful Quarters.
Great Smoky Mountain National Park Quarter – On the reverse is a historic log cabin sitting slightly off-center and nestled in the lush forest with a view of the mountains in the background. A hawk circles above while a log fence zigzags in the foreground. The scene was designed by Chris Costello and sculpted by Renata Gordon.
Shenandoah National Park Quarter – The reverse of this quarter shows a hiker atop Little Stony Man summit inside the park in the Skyland Area. The image was designed and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.
Arches National Park Quarter – Reverse artwork on this quarter depicts Delicate Arch, a 65-foot freestanding natural structure. It is the most widely recognizable landmark in Utah and the most famous arch found in the park. La Sal Mountains are also visible in the background. It was designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Charles L. Vickers.
Great Sand Dunes National Park Quarter – The reverse design features a father and son playing in the sand next to a creek bed. Behind them are the park’s distinctive mountains and sand dunes. It was both designed and sculpted by Don Everhart.
Everglades National Park Quarter – The design was inspired by the park’s bird population. Created by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Joseph Menna, it features an anhinga with outstretched wings on a willow tree along with a roseate spoonbill visible in the mid-ground.