Today, Feb. 20, the United States Mint started taking orders for a three-coin set of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore quarters for $9.95.
This product release is the first of five for 2018 and the forty-first overall in the U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™.
Pictured Rocks quarters were released into circulation more than two weeks ago, the same day that the U.S. Mint released bags and rolls of them in circulating quality. These are standard coins for business, although the ones in the Mint-branded bags and rolls have never circulated.
Quarters in this three-coin set are unique in that they are produced in higher quality, have lower mintages, and feature different collectible qualities or finishes. They include:
- one uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint,
- one uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, and one
- proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint.
These three quarters carry respective mintmarks of ‘D’, ‘P’ and ‘S’ that are found on their obverse (heads) under the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST.
The three quarters are protected within a plastic card that features a scenic photo of Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (www.nps.gov/piro/index.htm). The card’s back includes brief information about the park, the quarter’s designs, and the Mint’s Certificate of Authenticity.
Order quarter products from the U.S. Mint’s website, right here, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Older Three-Coin Sets Available
Older quarter sets dating back to 2016 are still available. Figures show their sales range from about 12,350 to 16,400.
Upcoming sets for 2018 will feature coins honoring Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia, and Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.