Today, April 10, the United States Mint released its newest annual product for coin collectors, the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™.
This collectible includes five pairs of distinct one-year-only coin designs with five quarters from the Philadelphia Mint in Pennsylvania and five quarters from the Denver Mint in Colorado. This year’s quarters honor the following sites:
- Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa,
- Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, D.C.,
- Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri,
- Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) in New Jersey, and
- George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana.
Each quarter is marked on its obverse (heads side) with a ‘P’ or ‘D’ to denote its mint of origin.
Uncirculated coins "are hand-loaded into the coining press and struck on specially burnished blanks, yet have a soft, matt-like finish appearance," the U.S. Mint’s website describes. The coins are "made like circulating coins (which are used every day as money), but with a special process that produces a brilliant finish."
All ten quarters are mounted on one folder that includes descriptions of the site commemorated, the specifications of the coins, and a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity.
Available for $12.95 without any limits, anyone can order the 10-coin uncirculated set and other quarter products from the U.S. Mint’s website, found here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
2017 marks the eighth year of issue in the unique series. The U.S. Mint continues to offer all but two of the previous sets, with the one from 2012 selling out at 42,223 and the set from 2016 going off-sale at 29,559. Those from 2010 to 2011 and 2013 to 2015 have sales of 41,741; 40,407; 42,709; 30,134; and 28,251.
The United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program will feature 56 different designs through 2021, each commemorating a national site throughout the U.S. and its territories.