Great Basin National Park Quarters Three Coin Sets are one of two coin collecting products the United States Mint will introduce this week.
This set produced for collectors goes on sale Tuesday, June 25, 2013 for $9.95. Beginning at Noon Eastern Time, it may be ordered directly from the US Mint website at www.usmint.gov.
Honoring Great Basin National Park in the state of Nevada, the quarters packaged within the three-coin set are struck in two coin collecting finishes — uncirculated and proof. As a reminder, circulating-quality Great Basin quarters in bag and roll products launched June 10, 2013.
For the collector coins found within the three-coin set, there is a 2012-S quarter from San Francisco with a proof finish, a 2012-P quarter from Philadelphia in an uncirculated finish and then a 2012-D quarter from Denver that is also in an uncirculated finish. (The quarters released on the 10th in bags and rolls are in circulating-quality, the same as those found in change every day.)
These coins are held side-by-side in a display card with a photo of the national park on the front and information along with a US Mint certificate of authenticity on the back, exactly as shown in the top image above.
Reverse designs on Great Basin quarters show a Bristlecone Pine tree and the rocky glacial moraines where the trees grow. Inscriptions are GREAT BASIN, NEVADA, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Ronald D. Sanders is the designer of the scene.
Great Basin quarters are the third of five released this year as part of the 56-coin series of America the Beautiful Quarters. They are the eighteenth issued since the program was introduced in 2010.
A later Coin Collecting News article will describe the second product the US Mint will introduce this week on Thursday, the Great Basin Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin for $179.95.