The Yosemite America the Beautiful Quarter Three-Coin Set was finally put on the market by the United States Mint on Thursday, March 3, 2011.
The three Yosemite National Park Quarters in the set are an uncirculated strike from Philadelphia with the "P" mint mark, another uncirculated strike from Denver with the "D" mint mark, and a proof strike from San Francisco with the "S" mint mark.
They are neatly packaged together in a durable plastic card with a brief description of Yosemite and its coin. In addition, a Certificate of Authenticity is on the back of the card. The US Mint’s price is $14.95.
The Mint launched the Yosemite National Park Quarter in late July 2010 with an official release ceremony on July 29. It was the third quarter in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and was preceded by the Hot Springs National Park Quarter and the Yellowstone National Park Quarter.
Yosemite’s quarter features the iconic El Capitan, the largest monolith of granite in the world which rises more than 3,000 feet from the valley floor. Inscriptions are YOSEMITE, CALIFORNIA, 2010 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The obverse (heads side) is President George Washington and reads UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
One of the selling points for the Three-Coin Set is that it provides a way to obtain the numismatic Yosemite Quarters without purchasing the more expensive annual sets which also include the coins.
Other products that contain Yosemite quarters are listed in the table below. Purchases can be made on the United States Mint’s secure website, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). A $4.95 shipping and handling fee applies to all domestic orders.
|2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set||March 3, 2011||$14.95|
|2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set||November 23, 2010||$21.95|
|2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set||August 26, 2010||$56.95|
|2010 US Mint Proof Set||
July 22, 2010
|2010 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set||July 15, 2010||$31.95|
|2010 Yosemite National Park Quarter Two-Roll Set (P&D Circulation Quality)||July 26, 2010||$32.95|
|2010 Yosemite National Park Quarter 100-Coin Bag (P or D Circulation Quality)||July 26, 2010||$35.95|
|2010 US Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set||May 27, 2010||$32.95|
|2010 US Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set||May 13, 2010||$14.95|
The US Mint also has a Subscription Program for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets. It works much like a magazine subscription. Customers can sign up at the Mint’s website as well.
Two more 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set are coming soon. They will feature the Grand Canyon and Mount Hood. At this time, those launch dates are April 13 and May 4, 2011.