The U.S. Mint has updated its product schedule for February 2017, with a roll-out date set for each week of the month. America the Beautiful (ATB) quarters hold center stage for most of the month, with this year’s Kennedy half dollars stepping in during the third week. As per Mint tradition, each product becomes available at noon (Eastern Time) on its designated date.
February 6. Circulating ATB quarters / Effigy Mounds National Monument rolls and bags (17ABA, 17ABB, 17ABC, 17ARA, 17ARB, 17ARC). Although this is the first circulating quarter released this year, all five 2017 ATB quarter designs made their debut on January 5, in the ATB Quarters 2017 Proof Set.
February 16. The ATB Quarters 2017 Silver Proof Set (17AQ). Both the regular and silver quarter-only sets tend to be top-20 products for the Mint each year. During the last calendar year, the 2016 ATB Quarters Proof Set (16AP, released February 23) sold 85,032 units; the silver edition (16AQ, released March 7) sold 88,475.
February 22. Circulation-strike Kennedy 2017 half dollars, in 200-coin bag (17KA) and two-roll sets (17KB). Each bag contains 100 each from the Philadelphia and Denver mints; each roll—one from Philadelphia, one from Denver—contains 20 coins. Half dollars are struck for collectors only and are not released into circulation.
February 27. The 2017 ATB quarters / Effigy Mounds three-coin set (17AD). These sets contain one coin each from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints. Produced in a high-quality finish (described as “uncirculated” by the Mint), they are strictly numismatic products and are not released for general circulation.
Meanwhile, the month of January has one more item on the calendar: tomorrow’s release of the 2017 Native American $1 coins, in bags, rolls, and boxes. ❑