The United States Mint released the Yellowstone National Park Quarter Three-Coin Set on January 5, 2011, at 12:00 noon Eastern Time.
It is the second issue for the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set series. The first one honored Hot Springs National Park, which was released on November 17, 2010.
The three-coin set includes uncirculated clad Yellowstone National Park Quarters from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver, plus a proof clad quarter from the United States Mint in San Francisco.
The image featured on the quarter reverse is the famous Old Faithful geyser, the most popular geyser in the world, with a bull bison in the foreground. The three quarters are held in a plastic card with a brief description of Yellowstone National Park and the new quarters. A Certificate of Authenticity is on the back of the card.
The America the Beautiful Quarters Yellowstone Three-Coin Set may be purchased from the US Mint’s online store here or via 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). At this time, there is no maximum mintage for the sets.
Not yet issued three-coin sets are also available through the US Mint’s Online Subscription Program, also found through the Mint’s online store. US Mint customers can place orders and have new sets automatically shipped when they are released, instead of manually placing an order each time.
Yellowstone National Park was established on March 1, 1872 and is well known for its extraordinary geysers, hot springs, and wildlife. Its 3,472 square miles expands between Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone is open year-round, but some entrances close while roads are prepared for the season. There is an entrance fee as well as lodging and camp sites inside the park.
The next 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set will honor Yosemite National Park and is set to launch on March 1, 2011.