The 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set will go on sale at the United States Mint later this week on May 27, 2010 at 12:00 Noon ET. The clad version of the set was released earlier this month on May 12.
The US Mint has issued an annual proof set containing coins struck in 90% silver since 1992. Starting in 2004, they began issuing a separate set containing each year’s quarters.
The 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set will include the following coins:
2010-S Silver Proof Hot Springs National Park Quarter
2010-S Silver Proof Yellowstone National Park Quarter
2010-S Silver Proof Yosemite National Park Quarter
2010-S Silver Proof Grand Canyon National Park Quarter
2010-S Silver Proof Mount Hood National Park Quarter
The coins are housed in a single plastic lens and packaged in an illustrated cardboard box with certificate of authenticity. The sets are priced at $32.95 each. This represents a $3 increase over the price of last year’s DC & US Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set, which cost $29.95 and contained six coins.
The five 2010 silver proof quarters will also be included in the full 14-coin 2010 Silver Proof Set, currently expected to be released in August/September 2010. Many collectors may wait for the release of this set, which will be priced at $56.95, rather than purchasing the separate quarters set.
In other news, the US Mint has just posted the product page for the 2010 Proof Gold Buffalo Coin. You can view the page here.
Based on this page, it seems that the coin will be offered without an established maximum mintage and without household order limits. Pricing for the coins is still to be determined based on the average price of gold for the weekly period before release.
The coins are still scheduled to go on sale June 3, 2010, despite a renewed surge in gold bullion coin sales this month.