On April 16, 2012, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set. The ten coin sets include the eleventh to fifteenth releases of the series featuring national parks and sites from across America.
Each set includes uncirculated examples from the Philadelphia and Denver Mint for each of the following quarters:
- El Yunque National Park in Puerto Rico
- Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico
- Acadia National Park in Maine
- Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii
- Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska
The obverse design of each quarter contains the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan. The reverse design features an image representing the park.
The ten coins are packaged in an illustrated folder that includes information about each of the national sites and the related coins. Pricing is set at $12.95 each, plus applicable shipping and handling. Orders may be placed online at http://catalog.usmint.gov/
The America the Beautiful Quarters Program is scheduled to run for twelve years, with five annual releases from 2010 to 2020 and a single release in 2021. At the end of the program one site will have been featured for each of the 50 states, 5 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.