Great Basin National Park Quarters will be available in a new numismatic product to be issued soon by the United States Mint.
Available beginning at noon ET on June 25, 2013, the US Mint will release the 2013 Great Basin Quarters Three-Coin Set. The set is priced at $9.95, plus the standard domestic shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order.
Located in the set are three collector-grade versions of the Great Basin National Park Quarter which feature a reverse design emblematic of the park located in the state of Nevada. The three coins include:
- 2013-P Great Basin quarter in uncirculated quality
- 2013-D Great Basin quarter in uncirculated quality
- 2013-S Great Basin quarter in proof quality
The set features all three coins attached to a durable display card. Shown on the front of the card is a photographic image of the honored national park. On the back, information on the park and the quarters is found along with a certificate of authenticity.
The 2013-P and 2013-D quarters are struck to uncirculated quality. These coins typically feature finer detail than their circulating counterparts also produced in Philadelphia and Denver (examples include the recently released Great Basin quarter bags and rolls). Uncirculated coins are struck multiple times instead of just once like circulation quality coins.
Specially treated and polished blanks and dies are used for the proof quality coin from San Francisco, resulting in frosted foregrounds and a mirror-like background.
Quarter Releases in 2013
Five quarters are scheduled to be issued in 2013 as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The Great Basin Quarter is the third of five 2013-dated coins.
Appearing earlier in 2013 were the quarters honoring White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Quarter of Ohio. The two strikes scheduled to appear later in the year will honor Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine of Maryland and Mount Rushmore National Memorial of South Dakota.
These five coins represent the sixteenth through twentieth of the series. The program debuted in 2010 and is scheduled to run until 2021 when the last of fifty-six new quarters have been issued, each honoring a different site of national interest with one site chosen from each state, the District of Columbia and the five US territories.
Great Basin National Park Quarter Designs
Shown on the reverse of the Great Basin National Park Quarters is a design emblematic of the national park. The reverse was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Associate Designer Ronald D. Sanders and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Renata Gordon. It shows a single Bristlecone Pine Tree amidst the rocky glacial moraines of the park. Reverse inscriptions include GREAT BASIN, NEVADA, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
On the obverse of all America the Beautiful Quarters is a portrait by John Flanagan of the first President of the United States, George Washington. Obverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
Ordering Three-Coin Set
Orders for the Great Basin National Park Quarters Three-Coin Set may be placed on the U.S. Mint’s online catalog at http://catalog.usmint.gov/. Orders are also accepted by telephone by calling 1-800-U.S.A-MINT (872-6468). No ordering limits are in place with demand determining the final mintage.