A collector product, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter Three-Coin Set, launched on December 20, 2011, from the United States Mint. Priced at $14.95, the set is a bit more economical way of obtaining collector Chickasaw quarters from each U.S. Mint facility that produces them.
The Chickasaw set is the fifth this year and the tenth in the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ series. Previous 2011 issues include the Gettysburg, Glacier, Olympic, and Vicksburg sets. Each of these, and the 2010-dated issues, remain available from the U.S. Mint.
Every Three-Coin Set in the series features a proof strike from San Francisco, an uncirculated strike from Philadelphia, and an uncirculated strike from Denver. They are mounted on a durable plastic card that contains a brief description of the national site and the coin’s design. On the back of the card is the product’s Certificate of Authenticity.
The 2011 Chickasaw quarter reverse, designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Jim Licaretz, features the Lincoln Bridge, a popular visitor location that was dedicated in 1909 to celebrate the centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Inscriptions include CHICKASAW, OKLAHOMA, 2011 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Hobbyists may place an order for the Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter Three-Coin Set on the Mint’s online store at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The United States Mint press release about the set is provided below.
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ — Chickasaw National Recreation Area Available December 20
WASHINGTON – Collectors may begin placing their orders for the United States Mint’s 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set – Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Oklahoma) on December 20, 2011, at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The set contains two uncirculated quality Chickasaw National Recreation Area quarters – one each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver – and one proof quality quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco. The coins are mounted on a durable plastic card that includes a brief description of the site and the coin design, as well as a Certificate of Authenticity on the back.
The 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set – Chickasaw National Recreation Area is priced at $14.95. To place an order, visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT (6468). A charge of $4.95 is added to all domestic orders to cover shipping and handling costs.
The America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set is also available for purchase through the United States Mint’s Online Subscription Program. For more information about this convenient ordering method, please visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
Released to the public November 14, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area quarter reverse (tails side) design features the Lincoln Bridge, built of limestone and dedicated in 1909 to celebrate the centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Inscriptions are CHICKASAW, OKLAHOMA, 2011 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of December 20, 2011, noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.
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