On Thursday, April 25, 2013, the US Mint will release its 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set for collectors.
Held within the coin set is a total of 10 uncirculated America the Beautiful Quarters with this year’s five unique reverse designs. Five of the uncirculated coins are produced at the US Mint facility in Denver and the other five come from the US Mint facility in Philadelphia. Obverses of the quarters will have a mint mark of ‘D’ or ‘P’ to show their originating facility.
This year’s America the Beautiful Quarters have reverse designs emblematic of White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Ohio, Great Basin National Park in Nevada, Fort McHenry Memorial and Historic Shrine in Maryland and Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
The uncirculated quality of the America the Beautiful Quarters indicates they will have a brilliant finish, not altogether different than fresh circulating versions issued for commerce. However, uncirculated coins are made for collectors. They are produced with more care — never touched by hands, generally struck with more coin force by presses and specially packaged.
Each of the 10 quarters is encapsulated inside an attractive folder. The cover of the folder has photos of the five national sites honored this year. Inside the folder, the coins are placed and information is displayed about them and the sites. There is also a Certificate of Authenticity.
Priced at $12.95, collectors on the 25th can order the coin set beginning at 12:00 noon Eastern Time through the United States online store at www.usmint.gov/catalog. Phone orders are accepted at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Sets have been issued since 2010. Last year’s set unexpectedly sold out at 42,223. Sets from 2010 and 2011 remain available from the US Mint, though their prices are higher at $21.95 each. As of April 15, 2013, sales of the 2010 coin set are 37,376 and sales of the 2011 coin set are 36,233.