At noon ET today, March 26, the United States Mint will release its 10-coin set of uncirculated 2019 quarters.
Contained in this annual set for collectors are coins with one-year-only reverse designs that are issued as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The series honors sites of national interest at a rate of five per year. This year’s quarter designs celebrate the following national sites:
- Lowell National Historical Park of Massachusetts
- American Memorial Park of the Northern Mariana Islands
- War in the Pacific National Historical Park of Guam
- San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas
- Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness of Idaho
These designs are the forty-sixth through fiftieth of the series. A total of fifty-six coins are scheduled for the program which debuted in 2010.
Five of the set’s quarters are from the Mint’s facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and five are from its facility in Denver, Colorado. The Philadelphia and Denver Mints also strike the nation’s circulating coinage. Coins in the set, however, feature an uncirculated finish.
Uncirculated coins are "hand-loaded into the coining press and struck on specially burnished blanks, yet have a soft, matte-like finish appearance," the U.S. Mint describes. These coins "are made like circulating coins (which are used every day as money), but with a special process that produces a brilliant finish."
Quarter obverses (heads side) offer the John Flanagan portrait of George Washington. In addition, a ‘P’ or ‘D’ mintmark is found indicating a coin’s facility of production.
Coins of the uncirculated set are mounted together on one folder that includes descriptions of the site commemorated, the specifications of the quarters, and a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity.
Ordering and Price
The U.S. Mint’s 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™ for collectors may be ordered directly from the agency’s website, right here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Pricing is $13.95, representing a $1 increase from earlier issues.
Sales of Previous Sets
This year’s set is the tenth one in the series. The U.S. Mint continues to offer last year’s set. It has last-reported sales of 31,049 units.
Prior sets registered sales of 42,104 in 2010; 40,709 in 2011; 42,223 in 2012; 43,217 in 2013; 31,364 in 2014; 28,968 in 2015; 29,559 in 2016; and 29,972 in 2017.