Beginning today, Feb. 22, at noon ET, the United States Mint will be offering its 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ for $33.95.
Included as part of the set are the Mint’s five 2018-dated America the Beautiful quarter dollars, each struck to proof quality from 90% silver and 10% copper. The five coins contain reverse (tails side) designs honoring national sites in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia, and Rhode Island.
All five appear together in one protective lens and ship in an illustrated cardboard sleeve with pictures of the national sites honored. This set is similar to the clad version released in January (see a photo of it below).
However, that set has coins with identical compositions to their circulating counterparts whereas the coins in this release are silver.
Contents and Silver Weight of Set
The five coins found within the 2018 ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set honor the following sites:
- Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan,
- 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
All are produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco and carry an ‘S’ mintmark.
Each of these are issued as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program which first appeared in 2010. Since then, five new quarters have been released annually with each honoring a different site of national interest.
The obverse (heads side) of each program coin depicts John Flanagan’s portrait of the first President of the United States, George Washington.
When added together, the five 90% silver coins have a total silver weight of 0.904 troy ounces. Other than their composition, they feature similar specifications to their circulating versions including a diameter of 0.955 inches, or 24.3 millimeters, and a weight of 6.250 grams.
Price and Ordering
America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets may be ordered from the U.S. Mint’s annual proof sets page. Customers may also buy them by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). No mintage, ordering or household limits apply.