Today, June 26, the United States Mint started selling a three-coin set of Ozark Riverways quarters for $9.95. The coins recognize the national park in southern Missouri. It is the first national area to protect a river system.
This newest America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ is the third of five issues for 2017 and the thirty-eighth overall in the series that kicked off in 2010.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways quarters were released into circulation earlier in June, the same day that the U.S. Mint released rolls and bags of them in circulating quality. Quarters in this set are unlike those produced for circulation. They are produced in higher quality, have lower mintages, and feature different finishes. The set includes:
- One uncirculated coin from the U.S. Mint facility in Denver with a ‘D’ mint mark
- One uncirculated coin from the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia with a ‘P’ mint mark
- One proof coin from the U.S. Mint facility in San Francisco with a ‘S’ mint mark
The mint mark on each quarter is located on its obverse (heads), on the right side of George Washington’s portrait, and under the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST.
All three quarters are within a protective card that shows a scenic photo of Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894 to convert wheat into flour. This historic mill is depicted on the reverse of Ozark Riverways quarters. (see more Ozark Riverways quarter photos) The back of the card includes summary information about the park, a description of the quarters’ design, and a signed certificate of authenticity.
Quarter products are available from the U.S. Mint’s website, right here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Many older three-coin sets remain available. Figures show their sales numbers range from about 10,880 to 24,870. This year’s first and sets featured quarters honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa and those commemorating the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in DC. The last sets for 2017 will feature quarters celebrating Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) in New Jersey, and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana.