The opening sales figures for the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set have been issued by the United States Mint.
The debuting numbers demonstrate respectable collector support for the four proof national park quarters and the one proof national forest quarter within it.
They were issued on May 13, 2010. The US Mint registered 75,558 orders from then through to the following Sunday, May 16, 2010.
They are not exactly outside the park home run numbers when compared to other annually produced Mint products. But then again, the standalone quarters sets have never had sales that could be closely compared to other sets that include all a year’s coin.
As an example, the 18-coin 2009 Mint Proof Set, which includes last year’s four $1 coins, six quarters, dime, nickel and four pennies, has current sales of 1,468,618. On the other hand, the 6-coin 2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Quarters Proof Set stands at 609,376.
A closer comparison is looking at how well the opening sales were for last’s years set. They had debut sales of 78,018 sets between January 5 and January 11, 2009 — note the time frame includes three more days of sales than the 2010s. As such, this year’s sets have actually started stronger.
The 2010 quarters proof set is listed for $14.95. It includes quarters featuring reverse designs emblematic of Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Yosemite National Park in California, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon.
It can be ordered from the Mint website (http://www.usmint.gov/) or by calling the Mint toll-free telephone number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).