2012 Denali Quarter Three Coin Set

Today, December 4, 2012, the United States Mint will begin sales of the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set featuring Denali National Park and Preserve.

The 2012 Denali National Park and Preserve Quarter features the image of a Dall sheep with Mount McKinley rising in the background. This was designed by Susan Gamble and engraved by Jim Licaretz. The obverse of the coin features the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan.

Each three coin set contains one uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and one proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint. The three coins are mounted on a durable plastic card which is illustrated with an image from the park. The back of the card includes information about the coin and a certificate of authenticity.

The sets are priced at $9.95 each, plus applicable shipping and handling. There is no stated product limit, ordering limit, or availability period.

All fourteen of the previously released America the Beautiful Quarter Three-Coin Sets still remain available for sale on the US Mint’s website. The 2010 and 2011-dated releases are priced at $14.95, while the 2012-dated releases are priced at $9.95.

Update: The latest US Mint numismatic product sales report is now available on Coin Update. The 2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set opened at 19,290 units out of the 50,000 maximum product limit.

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  1. george glazener says

    They used to be 14.95, and with much plainer packaging. At least now we get a color photo for our 9.20..!!

  2. Zaz says

    These cards just keep getting better and better. Finally the Mint is marketing the ATB quarters better, too bad it wasn’t started from the get-go in 2010. These cards aren’t marketed towards you serious collectors, per se. It’s for the casual visitor who wants a specific souvenir of a park they visited.

  3. EvilFlipper says

    The 1/4-1/2 ounce age spread has been roughly 2-3000 for the last ten years. 2008 was a 4000 difference but previous low mintage. My guess is the 1/4 ounce is going to get sold out real quick. Maybe 4 weeks TOPS. I’ll be getting 5 1/4 tomorrow but it looks like the halves will be the winners. I also don’t think the mint will stretch the sets out as far as the 11’s since the half was sold out so soon. Anyone have the info on historical set to coin ratios? It’s the best way to guess a sellout date.

  4. J Jonah Jameson says

    Still no 2012 SF Silver Eagle Set mintage update?
    If the Mint doesn’t know how to count, maybe I can help them;
    Internet sales + mail order sales – returns = mintage.
    Now wasn’t that easy?

  5. DCDave says

    Michael, can you please try to ask again about the SF Set #’S?
    Tomorrow the Harrison (2nd Harrison actually) gold FS will be released (I assume Michael will be posting soon on this). I’d quickly flip any Hayes/ Garfield UNCs before these 2012s come in at new lows. Chasing new lows (SSB, FS, AGEs is dangerous business if you are only buying to flip, not keep). Sales keep getting lower and lower….

  6. george glazener says

    Good Info Dave. So who wants to buy my Lucy Hayes UNC before I cast her upon the choppy seas of eBay?

  7. DCDave says

    I’ve seen Hayes UNC go for around $3000 on secondary market. What happens when a 2012 FS has a lower mintage? No one is buying the coin for it’s beauty. You can actually buy a ’06 beautiful AGE PF70 reverse proof (under 10k mintage) for around the same price. Which do you think will be worth more in 5 years?

    I predict the SF sets will have a bump up in the secondary market ones final #s are known.

  8. EvilFlipper says

    Rick 1oz. 1/2oz. 1/4oz. 1/10oz
    2004 28,215 27,330 28,839 35,131
    2005 35,246 34,311 37,207 49,265
    2006 * 47,092 34,322 36,127 47,277
    2007 51,810 44,025 46,189 58,553
    2008 30,237 22,602 18,877 28,116
    1/2 to 1/4
    Mintage diff average between 4,5,6,7,8 are (1,509+2896+1805+2164+3725)/5=2419 average mintage difference between the 1/2 and the 1/4 ounce. At 400-500 sales per week I give it four weeks before a 1/4 ounce sellout. The only thing left to figure is what the average total sets per individual coin historical ratio would be to get an idea of where the final mintage might be.

  9. says


    A potential counterargument on the subject of Hayes is that at the current price of gold, sales have may have “bottomed out.” At the very least, flippers are starting to take note of this series again, and so it’s possible that no new spouse coins may sell lower than Garfield/Hayes.

    It’s worth noting that the sales of uncirculated Alice Paul coin is not all that far away from Hayes already.

    Now, if we get another big surge in gold past $2,000, that may change the equation.

  10. Brad says


    That’s a good point about the Alice Paul unc. I had noticed it was doing pretty well myself. I’ve been paying especially close attention to the numbers, since I haven’t bought mine yet and I’m afraid the Mint may declare the coins “sold out” once the initial mintage is sold. That would be despite there still being 3-1/2 weeks left in the year to mint more of them and a product limit of 13,000.

    I want to buy them now to be safe, but in the process of a mortgage loan application they advise you not to make any “out of the ordinary” or large credit card purchases. But, I’m afraid if I wait until after closing on the house, the coins may be sold out. My wife would be furious with me if my coin habit messed up our buying the new house!

  11. KEITHSTER says

    I’m also waiting for the FS’s to go onsale and when they do that should also bump the numbers. I see the 5oz Gettysburg is soldout hope you not waiting for a price drop on that one. good luck all ?!!!..

  12. Doug says

    Has anyone looked into what is really happening with the Denali 5 oz BULLION coin? Are they really sold out at the mint and not making more? I saw some early rumors posted here but haven’t seen anyone say anything with authority or better rush and get one. There just aren’t many good places to pick them up. Provident is tough for me in Texas as I pay taxes on any order under $1000 and I would rather put them with a large order but they keep being sold out when I’m able to pick them up.

  13. says


    There was an initial sellout, but I think more have been produced. I dimly recall someone (possibly Louis) mentioning they were back in stock at Provident again.

  14. Samuel says

    C.O., i did. but they r sold out again. just picked up some 2013 panda, britannia and canada deer.

  15. JohnT58 says

    According to Apmex, the Denali bullion is sold out at the mint as are the Hawaii and Acadia. It appears that they minted 20,000 Hawaii and Denali. The mintage of the Acadia looks to be slightly higher.

  16. says

    @Evilflipper…Hi, just wondering…do you have the 2008 1/2 & 1/4 oz mintages reversed? Otherwise, based on the other years calculations, the 2008 mintages would result in a minus 3725 instead of a plus 3725.

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