Tomorrow, June 25, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales for the latest America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set featuring the Great Basin National Park Quarters.
The reverse design of the Great Basin Quarter features a single Bristlecone Pine tree and the rocky glacial moraines where the trees grow. At the design review stage, both the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee had recommended this design by Ronald D. Sanders. The obverse carries the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan.
Each three coin set contains one uncirculated coin struck at the Philadelphia Mint, one uncirculated coin struck at the Denver Mint, and one proof coin struck at the San Francisco Mint. The three coins are mounted on a plastic card, which contains an image from the park on the front, along with a certificate of authenticity and brief descriptions on the back.
The 2013 Great Basin National Park Quarter Three Coin Set is priced at $9.95. There are no stated product limits or household ordering limits.
Oddly, the product page indicates that this product will be available for sale only for one year from the initial on-sale date or until inventory is depleted prior to the one year time frame. While this availability period has been used for other recent product releases, these three coin sets have not carried any availability deadlines in prior years.
This will represent the eighteenth release within the product series. All seventeen of the previous three-coin sets going back to 2010 still remain available for sale on the US Mint’s website. Sales levels range from a low of 12,778 for the most recently released set featuring Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial to a high of 22,225 units for the set featuring Yellowstone National Park.