On Thursday, January 5, the U.S. Mint will throw the doors open (so to speak) on the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (17AP) at noon Eastern Time.
The five Proof quarters in this set have reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (District of Columbia), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri), Ellis Island / Statue of Liberty National Monument (New Jersey), and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana). The obverse continues to feature John Flanagan’s 1932 portrait of George Washington.
In 2016, Proof sets continued to be the most popular Mint-product category. Of the top 10 best-selling items last year, five were Proof sets. Number 10 (out of 122) was the 2016 ATB Quarters Proof Set, with more than 85,000 sold.
The 2017 ATB Quarters Proof Set is priced at $14.95 and can be ordered from the Mint’s online catalog. Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information on shipping options is also available on the website. In addition, the Mint’s Product Enrollment Program is available for interested collectors.
About the United States Mint
The U.S. Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal-tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers. The Mint celebrates its 225th anniversary in 2017. ❑