Today, March 3, the United States Mint released the 2015 Homestead National Monument of America Quarters Three-Coin Set. Coins in the set honor the national monument in Nebraska.
This latest America the Beautiful Quarter Three-Coin Set is the first issued this year and the 26th overall in the series. Homestead quarters entered circulation on Feb. 9, 2015 and the United States Mint began selling circulating-quality rolls and bags of them on Feb. 24, 2015.
These types of quarters are not in this product. All Three-Coin Sets include unique collectible versions of the Homestead quarter with:
- one uncirculated coin from the U.S. Mint facility in Denver,
- one uncirculated coin from the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia, and
- one proof coin from the U.S. Mint facility in San Francisco.
A mint mark of D, P or S notates the Mint of origin for each, and it is located on the coin’s obverse or heads side along with John Flanagan’s portrait of George Washington. Also on the obverse are inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
As seen in the topmost image, all three Homestead quarters are held in a durable plastic card, with a picturesque photo on its front. On the backside of the card is information about the national monument, the three coins and their designs, and a United States Mint Certificate of Authenticity.
The quarter’s reverse was inspired by the three survival fundamentals common to homesteaders: food, shelter, and water. Created by Ronald D. Sanders and sculpted by Jim Licaretz, the design shows a cabin, water pump and two ears of corn. Surrounding inscriptions read HOMESTEAD, NEBRASKA, 2015 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Ordering Homestead National Monument Quarter Three-Coin Sets
Anyone who would like to add this numismatic product to their collection can visit the U.S. Mint’s website at www.usmint.gov/catalog. The product page for America the Beautiful Quarters is right here. (Use the drop-down in the lower center to sort by "New Products.")
Those who prefer to order by phone may do so by calling the Mint at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no ordering limits, household limits or mintage limits.
Its price is $9.95, the same price as the past 19 sets and $5 less than the first 5 sets from 2010. All but one set from the series remain available. The 2012 El Yunque Quarter Three-Coin Set sold out at 19,891. Available U.S. Mint figures for the other sets show their sales range from to 12,434 to 23,433.