Last week was a bit slow for some collectors without a new product from the United States Mint. This week there will be two, with the first being the White Mountain National Forest Quarters Three-Coin Set for $9.95.
This set marks the 16th overall since the first America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set launched in 2010. It launches on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
Honoring White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, the quarters of the three-coin set are produced in two coin collecting finishes — proof an uncirculated. There is an uncirculated 2012-D quarter from Denver, a 2012-P quarter from Philadelphia and a proof 2012-S quarter from San Francisco.
These three collectible coins are held in a strong plastic card that has an image of White Mountain National Forest. The backside of the card has a short description of the national site and a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity.
Late last month, on January 28, 2013 specifically, the U.S. Mint released White Mountain quarters in circulating quality — the same as found in daily change. These are available in two-roll sets, three-roll sets, a single roll and in 100-coin bags.
All versions of the quarter have a reverse design, by Phebe Hemphill, depicting Mt. Chocorua, the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range. The mountain scene is framed by birch trees. Inscriptions are WHITE MOUNTAIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The opposite or obverse design has George Washington’s portrait and inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
When released at 12:00 noon ET on the 12th, the White Mountain National Forest Quarters Three-Coin Set is available at the U.S. Mint’s online site at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). The product page for the three-coin set says there is no mintage or ordering limits.
The second coin collecting product out this week is the 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set for $18.95. It launches on Thursday, February 14, 2013 — also at 12:00 noon ET. More information about this set will follow later in the week here on Coin Collecting News.