The United States Mint has released a preliminary schedule for products including the upcoming 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters. The new series will feature rotating reverse designs for a National Park or National Site located in each of the 50 States, 5 US territories, and the District of Columbia. The coins issued in 2010 will feature Hot Springs National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and Mount Hood National Forest.
America the Beautiful Quarters products will include numismatic bags and rolls offerings. Circulating coins struck at the production facilities located in Philadelphia and Denver are specially packaged for collectors. The US Mint products include 1000-coin or 100-coin bags from either facility or a two roll set, which contains one 40-coin roll from Philadelphia and one 40-coin roll from Denver. The coins are specially packaged to displays the coin issue, mint of origin, and face value. These products are priced at a premium to their face value.
Two different annual sets will be issued which contain the five 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters. This will include clad composition (91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel) and silver composition (90% silver, 10% copper) proof sets. Each set contains the five proof coins in an individual plastic lens, housed in a collectible box with certificate of authenticity. Proof coins are struck multiple times with specially prepared dies and blanks. The resulting coins are sharply struck and extraordinarily brilliant with a cameo appearance.
The five quarters will also be included in the full annual proof sets. These sets will contain a total of 14 coins, with proof versions of each of the 2010 coins issued by the United States Mint.
Lastly, the annual Uncirculated Mint Set will contain America the Beautiful Quarters. This set contains a total of 28 different coins, with an example of each of the year’s coins from the Phiadlephia and Denver Mints. The coins contained in this Mint Set differ from those issued for circulation. They are struck on specially burnished blanks and have a satin like finish.
The preliminary release schedule for US Mint products containing America the Beautiful Quarters is listed below.
2010 America the Beautiful Quarter Products
|Hot Springs Quarter Bags and Rolls||April 2010|
|2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set||May 2010|
|2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set||May/June 2010|
|Yellowstone Quarter Bags and Rolls||June 2010|
|2010 United States Uncircualted Mint Set||July 2010|
|2010 United States Proof Set||July/August 2010|
|Yosemite Quarter Bags and Rolls||July/August 2010|
|2010 United States Silver Proof Set||August/Sept 2010|
|Grand Canyon Quarter Bags and Rolls||September 2010|
|Mount Hood Quarter Bags and Rolls||November 2010|