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.
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.
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.
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.