The Mint opened sales at noon today for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 17AA). Each set contains 10 Uncirculated quarters—five each from the Philadelphia Denver mints—with reverse designs honoring this year’s selected parks and national sites (hover to zoom):
Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), showing an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group.
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Washington, D.C.), depicting Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk, with his home in Washington, D.C., in the background.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri), depicting Alley Mill, an 1894 steel-roller mill used to convert wheat into flour.
Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument, New Jersey), showing an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty.
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana), depicting George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville.
Specifications for the Uncirculated coins are as follows:
|Composition||Outer layer of copper-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel) bonded to an inner core of pure copper|
|Diameter||0.955 inch (24.26 mm)|
|Mint and mintmark||Philadelphia (P), Denver (D)|
The 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set is priced at $12.95. The coins can be ordered from the Mint’s website (https://catalog.usmint.gov/coin-programs/america-the-beautiful-quarters-program/) or by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT.
The ATB Quarters Proof Set (17AP), struck at the San Francisco Mint and bearing the S mintmark, was released January 5 and is priced at $14.95. The ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set (17AQ), also with the S mintmark from the San Francisco Mint, was released February 16 and is priced at $31.95.
Next up on the Mint’s calendar will be two more America the Beautiful products: the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 3-Coin Set (17AE) on April 24, followed by the Frederick Douglass 5-ounce Uncirculated silver coin (17AK) on May 2. ❑