Today at noon Eastern Time, the United States Mint released the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™. The set contains 10 circulation-quality quarters — four National Park Quarters and one National Forest Quarter.
There are two of each of the new 2010 quarter designs, five are minted at the Mint facility in Philadelphia and five are struck in Denver’s facility.
The designs honor Arkansas’s Hot Springs National Park, Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, California’s Yosemite National Park, Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park and Oregon’s Mount Hood National Forest. These are the first five coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, which will run through 2021.
This collectible 2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set is enhanced with special packaging, allowing for easy removal of the coins so that they may be placed in coin albums or other numismatic accessories.
For $9.95, the U.S. Mint is accepting orders on their secure Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or via their toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). All domestic orders will have an additional shipping and handling fee of $4.95.
The companion 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set is being released on Tuesday, November 23. These types of sets are new to the U.S. Mint and come at a time when mintages are low compared to the years when the State Quarter Program was in effect from 1999 until 2008. The sets are aimed for collectors to make it easier to acquire the new quarters without breaking up more expensive sets that are already on the market.