Today, February 12, 2013, the United States Mint began sales of the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set featuring White Mountain National Forest.
The 2013 White Mountain Quarter features a view of Mt. Chocorua, the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Ridge, framed by birch trees. This was designed and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.
Each three coin set includes uncirculated versions of the quarter from the Philadelphia and Denver Mint, as well as a proof version from the San Francisco Mint. The three coins are mounted on a plastic display card which includes an image from the national forest on the front, and a description of the site and coin on the back.
The White Mountain Quarter Three Coin Set is priced at $9.95. There are no product limits or ordering limits.
All fifteen previously released three coin sets for the series remain available for sale on the US Mint’s website.
The latest weekly US Mint numismatic product sales report has just been published on Coin Update. This report includes updated figures for the recently sold out 2012 Proof Gold Eagle Four-Coin Set. According to the report, sales reached increased 330 to bring the cumulative total to 8,957.
Yesterday’s post on the 2012 Proof Gold Eagles has been updated to reflect the new numbers.
Separately, the US Mint has posted preliminary product pages for the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollars, which will go on sale February 28, 2013.
The prices indicated on the product pages are $54.95 for proofs and $50.95 for uncirculated coins during the introductory period. Regular pricing will be $59.95 for proofs and $55.95 for uncirculated coins. These prices reflect an increase of $5 per proof coin and $6 per uncirculated coin compared to the prices which were in effect for the 2012 commemorative silver dollars.
Earlier this year, the US Mint had also published increased price levels for the numismatic Silver Eagles and ATB 5 oz. Silver coins. These increases come despite the fact that the market price of silver is down compared to the prior year, and the fact that silver products already carry some of the highest margins of all US Mint numismatic programs.