Today, Feb. 21, the United States Mint released a new product for collectors, its 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™.
A set of proof quarters minted in silver is not new in itself. They are issued annually. For the first time ever, however, the five quarters in this latest set are struck in 99.9% silver instead of 90% silver.
Contents and Silver Weight of Set
The five coins of the 2019 Quarters Silver Proof Set feature reverse (tails side) designs honoring the following locations:
- Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts
- American Memorial Park in the Northern Mariana Islands
- War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam
- San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas
- Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho
Appearing on the obverse (heads side) of each coin is the same basic portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan that has been seen on quarter dollars since 1932.
All five coins are produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco and are encased together in one protective lens. This set is similar to the clad version released in January (see photos of one below).
That set, which is available for $15.95, has coins with identical compositions to their circulating counterparts. The quarters in this latest set, as already discussed, are composed from 99.9% fine silver. Here are their exact specifications:
2019 Silver Proof Quarter Specifications
0.955 inch (24.26 mm)
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San Francisco – S
For reference, the silver weight of the last year’s 2018 Quarters Silver Proof Set totals to 0.904239 troy ounces. This year’s set has a silver weight of 1.01966 ounces.
Price and Ordering
2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets may be ordered from the U.S. Mint’s annual proof sets page for $36.95.
Phone orders are accepted by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). No mintage, ordering or household limits apply.