Tuskegee Airmen Quarters for Alabama in Three-Coin Set

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Today, Feb. 19, the United States Mint released their Tuskegee Airmen Quarters Three-Coin Set. The set’s quarters honor Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site of Alabama, and carry the last of the 56 designs from the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

2021 Tuskegee Airmen Quarters Three-Coin Set
Tuskegee Airmen Quarter Three-Coin Set. This product for collectors is the last of fifty-six from the U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™.

The program was introduced in 2010 and has featured five quarters annually, with the final one this year, each depicting a unique site of national interest — one for every state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. Territories.

Last week, the Mint started selling rolls and bags of Tuskegee Airmen quarters in circulating quality. Included in this final series set are collector versions of the quarters with two in uncirculated finish and one in proof finish. Specifically, the set includes:

  • 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.

All three are attached to a durable presentation card which includes a picture and brief description of the site and the coins struck to honor it.

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 the above CoinNews photo of last year’s first set for the National Park of American Samoa Quarter. They 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.

The design found on the reverse of each coin depicts a Tuskegee Airman pilot suiting up to join the fight during World War II. Moton Field control tower can be seen in the background. Two P-51 Mustangs pass overhead.

2021 Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site quarter - reverse
Reverse (tails side) of a 2021 Tuskegee Airmen quarter

An inscription reads: "THEY FOUGHT TWO WARS," remembering the two fronts they faced — fascism abroad and racial discrimination at home. Additional Inscriptions include "TUSKEGEE AIRMEN," "ALABAMA," "2021" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

The image was designed by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program Artist Chris Costello with Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill sculpting.

All coins of the series share the same obverse (heads side) portrait of George Washington. The portrait, by John Flanagan, has appeared on circulating U.S. quarters since 1932, with a few slight changes. Obverse inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "QUARTER DOLLAR."

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) also appears on obverses.

Ordering

The 2021 Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Quarter Three-Coin Set may be purchased directly from this U.S. Mint page dedicated to American the Beautiful products.

Each is sold for $11.50. No mintage, product or household order limits apply.

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Jake

Now I do have the Rolls, do I need this? Nope, but a nice novelty, I’ll add. Thank you! Remember all who served today, to better America tomorrow.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I collect the San Francisco rolls, but I also like these for the pictures and the descriptions. And you are so right, Jake, that the people who served our country and in far too many cases died for it should be forever remembered and honored.

frank pickard

I have all of the 56 x 3 of the ATB quarters packages except the last one. at age 71 I am going to quit my buying so much from the US Mint. usually i get 3 of everything and i have receipts to show them. working on my number 3 binder.

Chas. Barber

All CU now, wil Ryder order another run, not bloody likely THA would not help the dealers & flippers the new BASE for the US Mint…… Proof 2021 ASE sell ouit, CU in 8 minutes, sold to the bots & BULK BUYERS, huh?? I can’t get one & they sell bulk loads, I got a load for Ryder

Kaiser Wilhelm

For gosh sakes, Chas, watch your blood pressure…you’re kvetching about ASE’s on the ATB 3 Quarter Set page!

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James Smith

They actually fought 3 wars…