Collectors of America the Beautiful Quarters® will be able to add a new set to their collection soon. Beginning on Tuesday, April 24, at Noon, Eastern, the United States Mint will be releasing the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™.
The set includes two uncirculated quality examples of each of the five 2012-dated America the Beautiful Quarters for a total of ten coins. Five of the quarters are from the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and five are from the U.S. Mint’s facility in Denver. These are the two locations routinely responsible for striking the circulation coinage of the United States.
According the U.S. Mint, the America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set includes:
- 2012 P & D El Yunque National Forest Quarter representing the national forest in Puerto Rico
- 2012 P & D Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarter representing the site in New Mexico
- 2012 P & D Acadia National Park Quarter representing the site in Maine
- 2012 P & D Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Quarter representing the site in Hawaii
- 2012 P & D Denali National Park Quarter representing the site in Alaska
The quarters listed above represent the eleventh through the fifteenth of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program which debuted in 2010 and features five new quarters annually. Each new release features a unique reverse design emblematic of a different site of national interest from around the United States and its territories.
Coins included as part of this set are each produced to brilliant uncirculated quality. They are then placed in an illustrated folder which contains brief information about the included coins as well as the national sites they represent.
The United States Mint is offering the ABQ Uncirculated Coin Set for $12.95. This marks a significant price reduction from the previous two similar releases offered in 2010 and 2011. Those two sets each appeared at a price point of $21.95. The U.S. Mint announced the $9 per set price difference in January along with several other reductions it attributed to "refining the product costing process, taking advantage of current lower prices for precious metals and negotiating better pricing from its suppliers."
Those interested in ordering the new America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set may do so directly from the United States Mint by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may place their orders by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
Orders may also be placed via the Mint’s online store at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog. The Mint’s standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order applies.