Coin collectors can order a new United States Mint product today at noon EDT featuring quarter designs honoring national sites in Massachusetts, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Texas and Idaho.
Dubbed the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™, this product offers a means to get circulating versions of the year’s quarters without having to search for them in change and at a relatively inexpensive price.
Contained within the set are pairings of 5 quarters from the Denver Mint and 5 quarters from the Philadelphia Mint with shared reverse designs celebrating:
- 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
Each is produced to circulation quality at their respective minting location. All share the same obverse (heads side) portrait of George Washington.
The U.S. Mint’s program of America the Beautiful Quarters® was introduced in 2010. Since then, companion quarter products have been released annually for collectors. Prices for these 10-coin sets have changed over the years, ranging from $5.95 to $9.95. This year’s set is $8.95.
The set’s low price and easy-to-open packaging is its main attraction. The quarters ship in a durable plastic card which allows them to be removed and placed in coin albums or other storage products.
Sales of Past Sets
The U.S. Mint continues to sell one of the nine older sets. Sales of past sets through Sunday, Oct. 6, totaled:
- 40,768 for the 2010 set (unavailable),
- 37,188 for the 2011 set (unavailable),
- 24,869 for the 2012 set (unavailable),
- 29,898 for the 2013 set (unavailable),
- 24,696 for the 2014 set (unavailable),
- 22,356 for the 2015 set (unavailable),
- 23,958 for the 2016 set (unavailable),
- 24,715 for the 2017 set (unavailable), and
- 21,026 for the 2018 set (available for $8.95).
As shown, last year’s set has sold over 21,000 units. Interestingly enough, 12,758 of those were accounted for within the first five days of the product’s release.
The 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set will be available directly from the U.S. Mint via its online store for quarter products, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT.