The United States Mint released the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set representing the five national park and site quarters released in 2011. The set went on sale at Noon (Eastern) on November 29, 2011 for $9.95, plus the Mint’s standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order.
Coins included in the set honor five different sites from around the United States, including Gettysburg National Military Park of Pennsylvania, Glacier National Park of Montana, Olympic National Park of Washington, Vicksburg National Military Park of Mississippi and Chickasaw National Recreation Area of Oklahoma. Each site is represented in the set by two different quarter dollars, one struck at the U.S. Mint’s facility in Denver and one struck at the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia.
Quarters within the circulating coin set mark the sixth through tenth releases of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The program debuted in 2010 and features five new quarter dollars released annually with reverse designs emblematic of sites of national interest. A total of fifty-six new quarters will be released under the program at a rate of five per year with each strike representing a different state, the District of Columbia or one of the five US territories. The final strike of the series will be released in 2021.
Included in the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set are the following ten coins:
- 2011 P&D Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter representing the state of Pennsylvania
- 2011 P&D Glacier National Park Quarter representing the state of Montana
- 2011 P&D Olympic National Park Quarter representing the state of Washington
- 2011 P&D Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter representing the state of Mississippi
- 2011 P&D Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter representing the state of Oklahoma
The set contains examples of all ten of the circulating quarters issued by the United States Mint during the year. Both the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia (P) and the US Mint’s facility in Denver (D) are responsible for producing the circulating coinage of the nation.
Like the set released containing the 2010 ATB Quarters, this 2011 set features unique packaging which gives buyers the ability to easily remove the coins from the card stock for placement in albums or other coin storage media. The low purchase price of the sets is also ideal for those attempting to create complete sets of the program.
Collectors looking to obtain the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set may do so via the United States Mint website (http://catalog.usmint.gov/), or its toll free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).