Today, February 20, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. The product contains this year’s five different quarter designs struck in a composition of 90% silver.
The obverse design of each of the five quarters features the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan with inscriptions “United States of America”, “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and “Quarter Dollar”.
The reverse designs are representative of Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana, Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware, and Saratoga National Historical Park in New York. The inscriptions on the reverse of each coin include the site name, state location, “2015” date, and motto “E Pluribus Unum”.
All coins are struck in “coin silver”, which consists of 90% silver and 10% copper. Each coin has a weight of 6.250 grams and diameter of 0.955 inches. The coins are struck at the San Francisco Mint and carry the “S” mint mark.
The 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set is priced at $31.95. This is unchanged from the price level of the prior year. For 2015, the US Mint had reduced the prices for certain silver products, increased the prices for some annual sets, but left the prices for silver annual sets unchanged.
The product carries no stated mintage limit and no household ordering limit.
This represent the first availability of the 2015 quarters struck in 90% silver. The coins will also be included in the full annual 2015 Silver Proof Set scheduled for release in May 2015 and priced at $53.95. The silver quarters will also be available within the 2015 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set with a release date still to be determined.