Today, Feb. 20, the United States Mint released its 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™. Found within it are five 2020 coins composed in 99.9% silver with reverse designs honoring national sites in American Samoa, Connecticut, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont and Kansas.
This product continues the U.S. Mint’s annual tradition of offering a silver proof set with the year’s quarter dollars. It marks only the second year where the set’s coins are in 99.9% silver. Earlier sets hold quarters in 90% silver.
Contents and Silver Weight of Set
The five coins within the set feature designs honoring:
- National Park of American Samoa in the U.S. territory of American Samoa,
- Weir Farm National Historic Site located in the state of Connecticut,
- Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve in the U.S. Virgin Islands territory,
- Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont, and
- Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas.
Each quarter is struck at the U.S. Mint facility in San Francisco and showcases a collector-grade proof finish with frosted designs against mirror-like backgrounds.
Like other quarters in the Mint’s America the Beautiful series, their obverses (heads side) bear a George Washington portrait. The image of the first President of the United States originally appeared on the 1932 circulating quarter dollar and has been seen on quarters, with some slight changes, ever since.
2020 Proof Silver Quarter Specifications
0.955 inch (24.26 mm)
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San Francisco – S
Combining the five coins of the set yields a total silver weight of 1.01966 troy ounces. Previous 90% composition sets have a silver weight of 0.904239 troy ounces.
Price and Ordering
Pricing for this year’s set is $42.50 as compared to last year’s release which remains available for $36.95.
2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets are available directly from the U.S. Mint via this link to its annual proof sets. Phone orders are accepted by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). No mintage, ordering or household limits apply.
As a side note, the U.S. Mint released the clad version of this set, the 2020 Quarters Proof Set, back in January for $18.50.