Three White Mountain National Forest quarters are featured in the U.S. Mint’s latest product for collectors.
With a release date of February 12, 2013, the 2013 White Mountain Quarters Three-Coin Set launches at a price of $9.95. It is the 16th issue in the series of America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets, the first of five for 2013.
Placed inside an attractive display card are:
- 2013-P White Mountain quarter in uncirculated quality
- 2013-D White Mountain quarter in uncirculated quality
- 2013-S White Mountain quarter in proof quality
The letter designations by the year indicate the mint marks on the quarters and the location of where they were produced — ‘P’ for the Philadelphia Mint, ‘D’ for the Denver Mint and ‘S’ for the San Francisco Mint.
These quarters are in qualities that collectors find appealing and different than those that will eventually make their way into circulation. (Read about those.) In addition to their unique finishes, uncirculated and proof coins are typically struck at least twice in U.S. Mint presses, resulting in finer details.
White Mountain quarters feature a reverse design that is emblematic of the national forest located mostly in New Hampshire. The design was completed by Phebe Hemphill. It depicts Mt. Chocorua in the center with birch trees framing it. Inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
The front side of the card holding the quarters, as seen above, has a photo of White Mountain National Forest. The other side includes a short description of the national site along with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Orders for the 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). Demand will determine how many are produced. There are no ordering limits.