Weir Farm Quarter for Connecticut in Three-Coin Set

by Darrin Lee Unser on June 29, 2020 · 0 comments

It has been over three weeks since the United States Mint last issued a new product for collectors. That drought ends today, June 29, with their just released 2020 Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter Three-Coin Set.

2020 Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter Three-Coin Set

Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter Three-Coin Set (front and back). This product is the second of five for 2020 and the fifty-second overall in the U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™.

The set holds three numismatic quality quarters showcasing reverse (tails side) designs honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut. This particular design is the 52nd of 56 created as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Two of the set’s quarters are in an uncirculated finish. The other features a proof finish.

Federal Reserve Banks started distributing regular Weir Farm quarters for circulation in early April but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Mint sales of circulating quality Weir Farm quarters in rolls and bags were delayed until mid-May. It is also unusual for a 3-coin set of quarters to lag so far behind their release into circulation. That is another result of the pandemic.

This latest set includes following three strikes:

  • one 2020-S proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint,
  • one 2020-P uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint and,
  • one 2020-D uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint.

Each quarter is attached to the same durable plastic card which offers a photographic image of Weir Farm National Historic Site. The back of the card offers brief information about the park, the coins themselves and a certificate of authenticity.

2020 National Park of American Samoa Quarter Three-Coin Set

Quarters in three-coin sets are presented on attractive plastic cards, like the one shown in this CoinNews photo of this year’s first set for the National Park of American Samoa Quarter. These quarters are issued as part of the U.S. Mint’s much larger America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The program debuted in 2010 and has seen five new releases annually each honoring a different site of national interest. One site was chosen from each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories for inclusion in the series.

Created by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, the Weir Farm quarter reverse depicts an artist wearing a painter’s smock painting outside Julian Alden Weir’s studio. Surrounding inscriptions include A NATIONAL PARK FOR ART, WEIR FARM, CONNECTICUT, 2020, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Photo 2020 Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter

This CoinNews photo shows an uncirculated 2020 Weir Farm National Historic Site quarter that was issued earlier as a part of a different set. The set issued today includes two of these uncirculated quarters — one from the Philadelphia Mint and one from the Denver Mint — as well as a proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint.


2020-S Proof Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter

This CoinNews photo shows a proof Weir Farm National Historic Site quarter from the San Francisco Mint, one of which was included in an earlier U.S. Mint product that featured all five 2020-dated quarters in a proof set. The set issued today includes one of these proof quarters and two uncirculated quarters.

Quarter obverses (heads side) are common for all coins of the America the Beautiful series, featuring John Flanagan’s portrait of George Washington. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and QUARTER DOLLAR appear as obverse inscriptions.

Obverses also bear a mintmark of ‘P’, ‘D’ or ‘S’ with each letter respectively denoting a coin’s production at the Philadelphia Mint, the Denver Mint and the San Francisco Mint.

Ordering

Priced at $11.50, order the 2020 Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter Three-Coin Set directly from this U.S. Mint page dedicated to American the Beautiful products.

No mintage, product or household order limits apply.

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