Tomorrow, January 21, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. Each set includes this year’s five different quarter designs struck in a composition of 90% silver.
The reverse designs for the quarters feature images or scenes representative of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Arches National Park in Utah, Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado, and Everglades National Park in Florida. The obverse for each coin contains the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan.
Each coin within the set is struck in “coin silver”, which consists of 90% silver and 10% copper. The weight of each coin is 6.250 grams with a diameter of 0.955 inches.
Together the five coins yield silver content of 0.9042 troy ounces. Based on the current market price of silver, each set contains silver valued at $18.41.
The 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set is priced at $31.95 per set plus applicable shipping and handling. There is no stated product limit or household ordering limit in place.
A reduced price is available for sets purchased through the US Mint’s online subscription program. These subscription orders are eligible for a 10% discount, reducing the price level to $28.75 per set plus shipping and handling. The discount offer is new for this year and the Mint previously indicated it is available on a “trial basis.”
Last year, the 2013 ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set was initially priced at $41.95, but eventually reduced to $31.95 following a decline in the market price of silver. As of the most recent sales report, the 2013-dated set has reached sales of 127,728 units and still remains available for sale at the Mint.