The United States Mint has begun sales for the latest numismatic product offering featuring the coins of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This program will feature designs representing national parks or sites from each of the 50 states, 5 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
The 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set includes examples of each of the designs issued for the current year struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The coins feature designs representing Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, Glacier National Park in Montana, Olympic National Park in Washington, Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi, and Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma.
The ten coins included in the set are “circulating quality”. They are packaged to allow easy removal so the coins can be placed into albums or other display options. Each set is priced at $9.95 plus applicable shipping and handling.
The US Mint introduced this product type in November 2010, with a set containing the 2010-dated releases. The previous year’s set still remains available for sale on the Mint’s website. These products may be purchased online at http://catalog.usmint.gov/