Ellis Island Quarters for New Jersey in Three-Coin Set


Comprised of coins from three different United States Mint facilities, the 2017 Ellis Island Quarters Three-Coin Set went on sale today for $9.95.

2017 Ellis Island Quarters Three-Coin Set
2017 Ellis Island Quarters Three-Coin Set (front and back)

Quarters in the set showcase imagery emblematic of Ellis Island of New Jersey where more than 12 million immigrants were processed from 1892 to 1954.

Ellis Island quarters were released into circulation late last month, around the same time that the U.S. Mint released rolls and bags of them in circulating quality. Quarters in this set are unlike those produced for circulation, however. They are struck in higher quality, have lower mintages, and feature different finishes.

The three coins include an uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, an uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint and a proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint. Each bears the appropriate mintmark for its facility of production — a D, P or S.

Photos of 2017 Ellis Island Quarters
CoinNews photos of New Jersey 2017 Ellis Island quarters. Proof coins, like those shown topmost, tend to have greater appeal because they have frosted designs and mirror-like backgrounds. Two proof quarters and one uncirculated quarter are in each set. Designed by Barbara Fox and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, quarter reverses depicts a family approaching Ellis Island with a hospital building in the background.

All three quarters are within a protective card with its front showing a scenic photo of the New Jersey island. (See more Ellis Island quarter photos.) The card’s back includes summary information about the park, a description of the quarters’ design, and a certificate of authenticity.


Quarter products are available from the U.S. Mint’s website, located here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no ordering limits, household limits are mintage limits for this latest set.

Photo 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument Quarters Three-Coin Set
A CoinNews photo of this year’s very first set which includes quarters celebrating Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa. These coins are struck and issued by the U.S. Mint as part of its America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The series debuted in 2010 and features five new quarters annually each honoring a different site of national interest.

Many older three-coin sets remain available. Figures show their sales numbers range from about 11,550 to 25,000. This year’s first three sets featured quarters honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in DC, and Ozark Riverways in Missouri. The last set for 2017 will feature quarters celebrating George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana.

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Seth Riesling

The official name of this ATB coin is Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) New Jersey quarter dollar coin as stated by Public Law & on the packaging of this set also.