The United States Mint released the Mount Hood America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set for $14.95 on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 12 noon Eastern Time.
Featuring the Mount Hood National Forest Quarter that was released into circulation on November 15, the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set offers two uncirculated strikes and one proof strike. Each clad quarter in the three-coin set comes from one of the three US Mint facilities and bears its corresponding mint mark: Philadelphia (P), Denver (D), and San Francisco (S). Specifically, the set contains:
- 2010-P Mount Hood National Forest Quarter (Uncirculated)
- 2010-D Mount Hood National Forest Quarter (Uncirculated)
- 2010-S Mount Hood National Forest Quarter (Proof)
The America the Beautiful Quarters are encased in clear plastic on a durable card with a description of the Mount Hood National Forest and the coin’s design. The Mint’s Certificate of Authenticity is on the back of the card as well.
The Mount Hood Three-Coin Set may be purchased from the United States Mint online store here or via 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Future releases may also be ordered through the Mint’s Online Subscription Program, which is listed at the Mint’s store.
The four prior three-coin sets in the America the Beautiful Quarters series launched late last year and earlier this year. The first set, featuring the Hot Springs National Park Quarter, started in November 2010 and each of the subsequent sets launched separately about a month apart from one another. The Mount Hood set is the fifth and final 2010 dated issue.
The Mint’s game plan for the 2011-dated sets is different. It will launch three sets at the same time in July for the Gettysburg Quarter, the Glacier Quarter, and the Olympic Quarter. The Vicksburg and Chickasaw quarters have respective monthly release dates of October and December.
Mount Hood National Forest is located in Oregon and draws almost 4 million visitors annually. It covers approximately one million acres, mostly of pristine mountains, streams and lakes, making it the perfect getaway for camping, boating, rafting, hunting, hiking, skiing and mountain biking.