Up next in U.S. Mint products from its America the Beautiful Quarters series is the Arches National Park Quarters Three-Coin Set. Collectors and fans of the national park in Utah can order the set of three Arches quarters from the Mint on Tuesday, June 24, beginning at 12 noon ET.
The price is $9.95, like the previous two three-coin sets from this year that included America the Beautiful Quarters commemorating Great Smoky Mountains National Park of Tennessee and Shenandoah National Park of Virginia. The Arches quarters of this three-coin set include:
- one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint plant in Philadelphia
- one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint plant in Denver
- one proof quarter from the United States Mint plant in San Francisco
Collector finishes of uncirculated and proof indicate the coins will have sharper details than those found in circulation. Additionally, the proof coin will have a cameo appearance that includes frosted designs and mirror-like backgrounds.
These Arches America the Beautiful Quarters are attached to a display card that allows for viewing of coin obverses (heads side) and reverses (tails side). The card has a photographic image of the national park’s Delicate Arch on the front with the back offering information about the park,
specifications of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity.
The Arches quarters are the third release from the America the Beautiful Quarters series this year and the twenty-third in the program overall. Shown on the reverse is a design by United States Mint Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Donna Weaver which depicts Delicate Arch with La Sal Mountains in the background. Inscriptions on the reverse include ARCHES, UTAH, 2014, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The scene was sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L Vickers.
America the Beautiful Quarters have the same obverse portrait of George Washington. Obverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and QUARTER DOLLAR.
This year is one of the more unique ones for the program as all of the sites feature quarters honoring national parks. Most years there is a mixing with some of the quarters also depicting different sites like national forests, national memorials or natinal military parks. Yet to be issued 2014 ATB quarters will honor Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado and Everglades National Park in Florida.
Ordering America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets
2014 Arches America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint website. Orders are accepted online at www.usmint.gov, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). No mintage limits for the coins or product limits apply.
Also still available are rolls and bags of Arches quarters. These products were released on June 9, 2014 and have circulation quality strikes from the U.S. Mint facilities in Denver, Philadelphia or San Francisco.