The United States Mint on Thursday, March 3, 2011, released their America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ for Yosemite National Park. The coins in the Yosemite National Park Quarter Three-Coin Set are similar to the ones that went into circulation in July 2010, but they are instead struck for collectors and offered in three different qualities.
Each set includes one uncirculated Yosemite Quarter from Philadelphia, one uncirculated Yosemite Quarter from Denver, and one proof Yosemite Quarter from San Francisco.
The Yosemite Quarter Three-Coin Set is packaged in a durable plastic card, complete with a description of the California park and the quarter’s design. It is listed for a price of $14.95, plus $4.95 for shipping and handling. Buyers may get them online (http://catalog.usmint.gov) or by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). TTY is 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
The Yosemite Quarter was the third issues in the America the Beautiful Quarters® series that the US Mint started in 2010. The reverse design features the iconic granite monolith known as El Capitan which is found in the western Yosemite Valley of the park. The obverse remains the portrait of President George Washington.
So far, every coin in the collection will have its own individual Three-Coin Set. The other ones containing the 2010 Hot Springs National Park Quarter and the Yellowstone National Park Quarter launched on November 17, 2010, and January 5, 2011, respectively. The Grand Canyon Quarter Set and Mount Hood Quarter Set are scheduled for release on April 13 and May 4, 2011, although these dates are subject to change.
Three-Coin Sets were originally announced on May 14, 2010, as part of the US Mint’s subscription service program, but now is the first time the set is being sold individually. Mint subscriptions are structured much like a magazine service. A subscription allows buyers to receive sets automatically when they are released. Collectors who are interested in receiving other National Park Quarter products can also sign up to get them automatically through the service (http://catalog.usmint.gov).