(Washington)—Sales will open for the Mint’s 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (17AQ) today, February 16, at noon Eastern Time. Last year, the 2016 ATB quarters Silver Proof Set (16AQ) was among the Mint’s top-10 biggest sellers. Released on March 7, as of January 1, 2017, the sets had sold 88,475 units. The standard ATB quarters Proof Set (16AP) was not far behind, at 85,032 units.
The five quarters in the 2017 Silver Proof Set—all struck in 90 percent silver at the U.S. Mint at San Francisco—have reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa); Frederick Douglass National Historical Site (Washington, DC); Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri); Ellis Island / Statue of Liberty National Monument (New Jersey); and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana). The obverse for all coins bears John Flanagan’s 1932 portrait of George Washington.
The 2017 ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set is priced at $31.95. Orders will be accepted at the Mint’s online catalog at https://catalog.usmint.gov/. Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information on shipping options is available at https://www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
The sets can also be purchased through the Mint’s Product Enrollment Program. To learn more about this convenient ordering method, please review the FAQs at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/faqs/.
Next week, the Mint will begin accepting orders for collectible bags and rolls of 2017 Kennedy half dollar coins at noon (ET) on February 22. The 200-coin bags (17KA), with mintmark P or D, will be priced at $139.95; the two-roll sets, which include one roll each of the P- and D-mintmarked coins, will be priced at $32.95.
About the United States Mint
The United States 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 the nation to conduct its 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 is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year (#USMint225). ❑
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.