2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Relaunches


The United States Mint at noon ET today will resume sales of the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set. The set of five proof quarters originally launched on Jan. 11 but the U.S. Mint suspended their sales after discovering a printing error on the packaging.

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set, New Packaging
Images of the protective lens for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set and the new illustrated box that holds it (views of the boxes’ front and back)

According to the Mint, boxes that held the quarters showed an incorrect image for Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky. The park is one of the five national sites commemorated on 2016 quarters with a unique reverse design. The other four quarters feature designs celebrating:

  • Shawnee National Forest in Illinois
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota
  • Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument in South Carolina

All five quarters are in proof finish, the Mint’s highest quality. They are produced at the San Francisco Mint with each bearing an "S" mint mark. Coins struck for circulation come from U.S. Mint facilities in Denver or Philadelphia.

2016 quarters
Photos of some proof 2016 quarters taken at the San Francisco Mint.

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets in new packaging are available for $14.95. Look for them on the U.S. Mint’s website, found here.

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Seth Riesling

Mike Unser – Thanks for the updated information on this set & your great, high-quality photos you took at the San Francisco Mint! You forgot to use the trademark symbol for the U.S. Mint’s ATB quarter dollar coins program anywhere in this article (as you probably know, they are very sensitive to this matter & have issued legal notices to many advertisers & publishers to protect their registered trademarks). After the error photo on the packaging was discovered by astute readers of the largest numismatic publication in the world (Coin World (TM)/Amos Media weekly newspaper/monthly magazine/daily online website edition based… Read more »