Today April 1, 2011, the US Mint began sales of the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. This set contains the five quarter designs for this year struck in a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper.
The sites featured on this years quarters are Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, Glacier National Park in Montana, Olympic National Park in Washington, Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi, and Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma. Silver proof versions of each of the coins have already been released as part of the full 2011 Silver Proof Set.
The price of the 2011 quarters silver proof set is $41.95 plus applicable shipping and handling. At the start of the year, the pricing had been announced as $39.95, but the price was adjusted before the release due to the continued rise in the price of silver.
At the same time, the US Mint also adjusted the price of the 2010-dated set from $32.95 to $39.95. This set still remains available for sale.
The value of the silver contained within each 5 coin set is now $34.05 based on the latest figures from Coinflation.com. This is already up more than $2 from the silver value of the set when the US Mint made the pricing adjustments on March 18.
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