Today, Nov. 21, the United States Mint released a collectors set of 10 circulating-quality quarters honoring parks, monuments and historic sites in Iowa, the District of Columbia, Missouri, New Jersey and Indiana.
Dubbed the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™, the collectible has 5 quarters from the Denver Mint and 5 quarters from the Philadelphia Mint — the same two facilities tasked with making U.S. coins for circulation.
This year’s quarters celebrate national sites with reverse designs emblematic of:
- Iowa’s Effigy Mounds National Monument.
- DC’s Frederick Douglas National Historic Site.
- Missouri’s Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
- New Jersey’s Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument).
- Indiana’s George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.
The U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Quarters® was introduced in 2010 with circulating coin sets released every year since then. They started at $9.95 apiece and moved down to $5.95 beginning in 2012.
Their inexpensive price and easy-to-open packaging makes them attractive to collectors. The packaging protects its quarters while allowing them to be easily removed and placed in coin albums or other storage products.
Past Sales of Sets and Ordering
The U.S. Mint continues to sell five of the seven older sets. Their sales as of Sunday, Nov. 12, are:
- 40,768 for the 2010 set,
- 37,188 for the 2011 set,
- 24,869 for the 2012 set (sold out),
- 29,898 for the 2013 set (currently unavailable),
- 24,696 for the 2014 set,
- 22,356 for the 2015 set, and
- 20,294 for the 2016 set.
Order the new or past sets from U.S. Mint’s online page for quarter products, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There is no mintage or household ordering limits.