The United States Mint will begin sales of the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set tomorrow, on March 17, 2011 at 12:00 Noon ET.
The set includes the clad proof versions of the five quarters issued for this year. Each set includes the following:
2011-S Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter
2011-S Glacier National Park Quarter
2011-S Olympic National Park Quarter
2011-S Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter
2011-S Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter
The coins are all struck in proof format at the San Francisco Mint and carry the “S” mint mark. Each of the coins has previously been released within the 2011 Proof Set, which went on sale January 11, 2011.
Packaging for the 2011 Quarters Proof Set has changed from the prior year to match the US Mint’s newly adopted branding. Each set is priced at $14.95, unchanged from the prior year. This is one of only a few of this year’s products that did not have a price increase.
Since the start of the 50 State Quarters Program, the US Mint has offered a separate proof set containing all of the quarters issued for the year. For some years, the product was very popular with sales exceeding 1 million units. Recently, the popularity of the product has declined. The 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set has sold 262,163 units since going on sale May 13, 2010. This product is expected to remain on sale as the US Mint releases this year’s edition of the set.
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