2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

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.

2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

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.

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  1. Hidalgo says

    GSDyke – the 1976 bicnetennail coins made of 40% silver were NOT made for circulation. The last coin minted for circulation that contained silver was the 40% silver 1969 Kennedy half. The 1970 D Kennedy half is made of 40% silver, but could only be found in US mint sets.

    I believe the last — made for circulation — silver coin by the US mint was the 3 coins of the 1976 bicentennial, all 40%. Quarter, half, and the big Eisenhower.
    GSDykes

  2. JagFan says

    *JHAWK92 – I have picked up both the Wagner and Young cards. The three card set from Provident would be nice however the price on that set is over the top. I will probably pick up a couple more singles of the Young card to see if I can get Lucky with one of the short prints.

    There will be a total of 5 in the complete set. I was an avid card collector before I jumped full force into the coin world so these were an easy purchase. The price is average for what you would have to pay for an oz of silver on the world market

  3. cagcrisp says

    Homestead First Reporting Period

    KCSO neighborhood of 14,000; 5-6k follow on guesstimate
    thePhelps will be lucky to get 9k
    cagcrisp 12,500
    Dustyroads 12,000; 12,000 -1,000+3,000-2,000 = 12,000
    Gold Fishin 14,888
    Bob R 11,334

  4. says

    I believe that the Mint’s design committee really missed an opportunity when it didn’t ‘t choose design 08 for the Blue Ridge Parkway ATB. This design depicts the “S” shaped Linn Viaduct as it wraps around Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. The design would have looked especially great on the 5 oz canvass, with the slope of the treed mountain in the foreground and the forest/mountains in the background. Just a spectacular panorama. But, not to be.
    Google images ofthe Blue Ridge Parkway to see actual photos of the Linn Viaduct. Just awesome.

  5. Billy the Kid says

    If the mint is looking for a new coin idea, they could make a coin that celebrates each US mint location and the years that they were in operation.

    Another idea would be to mine the history of the stage stops across America…of note would be Wells fargo routes.
    I like the idea of a silver and or gold coin for each.

    Billy the Kid

  6. says

    Billy,
    Stage stops across America? Wouldn’t that be one helluva long listed series? I’m not so sure the Mint should go down that road. Stuff like that was formerly in the realm of the beloved Franklin Mint.

  7. Joe says

    It would be nice to have a tank or warplane series of coins. Also the newer Maples with the privy is something the US mint could do on the ASE using a eagle or a star privy for example.

  8. fmtransmitter says

    Man that Mint is messed up, I just got a tracking number for the gold proof Marshall coin. Maybe they have been back in stock, not sure as I have been busy and haven’t been on their site in a long time simply because I can’t believe whatever it says..

  9. fmtransmitter says

    So that gold commem is on back order but i got one that just shipped out. If it is a returned reject it’s going back!

  10. gary says

    Just as with privately minted silver, the U.S. Mint could put just about anything on them and they’d be certain to sell. Make it, market it, sell it and then on to the next concoction. The problem with the privately minted stuff and the pseudo-country items is that they are the first to get amassed and priced as junk silver when the stuff gets liquidated.

  11. Dustyroads says

    Steve says

    February 21, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    I actually like the Homestead coin and will be the bullion version right away. Something about these coins with cabins (2009 Lincoln Birthplace, 2014 Great Smoky Mtns., etc.
    The only other 2015 ATB coin I will but is the Louisiana Turkey….love that coin.

    Steve, It’s refreshing to read a point of view that leans against the general consensus…I’m on you side buddy, and I’m routing for your success.

  12. says

    Billy the Kid,
    Isn’t that idea of yours about the Mint putting out a stage stop ( Wells Fargo) series a little self- serving? After all, with your history of holding up stage coaches, I think you may want to reconsider your suggestion. Or, do you just want to keep yourself in the limelight?

  13. Dave SW FL says

    OT
    Just got email from USMint confirming refund. From the day I printed and mailed the return to today’s email was 5 WEEKS. I was informed that they did not receive it, they received it, we don’t know where your return is, we will request your refund, we don’t know why your refund has not been processed, we will expedite your refund, and finally, expect your refund to appear on cc in 5-7 business days.
    These new shipper/processors are TERRIBLE. Oh, for the simple old days when you could just request a replacement and get it in a week!

    End of rant

  14. Ends in Error says

    The Mint is doing a fine job. They are giving employment to unemployed recent commercial art graduates. And with their constant output of uninspiring new product they are helping me to keep my money for more important junk expenditures.

    As for that shipping firm they are using, I’m expecting to see a major headlines any day about major thefts of US Mint product.

  15. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    Hello —

    Well on & off topic — we won’t have to worry too much about the Mint sometime within the near future (within 1-2 years or so); probably will get hit with a Carrington type event (massive solar flare) and good bye un-shielded electronics, satellites, et cetera.

    This this one of the reasons, we have been seeing so much strange weather and so on. Just make sure you stock plenty of batteries and, uh (silver to spend, shhhh!). Oh and those other precious metasl (lead, tin, copper and steel [generally found in brass or nickel cases — which are generally then put into another type of safe that also has a bolt].

    It will be interesting to see how this younger generation — “Selfie’s” function without all their electronics.

    @Billy the Kid says- February 22, 2015 at 11:12 a.m.

    You might be closer to the truth than you know! Why am I now hearing Moulder/Scully tune from “X” files?

    :o|

  16. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    Hmmmm — did I say too much?

    Thought I just saw a black chopper (actually, they are really charcoal color – up close); I didn’t sat that either.

  17. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in my posts above are those of: The Real “Cool” Dave and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of anybody real or otherwise fictitious. Any content/information provided by: The Real “Cool” Dave are of his opinion, and are not intended to malign any group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything; whether “Cool,” or “Un-cool, and purely for entertainment/amusement purposes only.

  18. GoldFishin says

    @Real Cool- when addressing your eod supply needs, don’t forget an ample supply of tin foil along with your lead bullion. 😉

  19. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    @GoldFishin says – February 22, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    “Tinfoil” — good point ! I am open to hearing any other suggestions. To stay on topic — to go with your junk silver stash, lead bullion, brass, copper (TSX), et cetera.

  20. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    Oh yeah — everyone should have a good bicycle (minimum) to ride to do all your requisite trading and spending your junk silver on supplies as appropriate, eh?

  21. Ends in Error says

    Has anyone ever considered living in a faraday cage? Seriously. Lately I’m thinking emf is too large a part of everyday life. Getting away from it for a part of your day might be a good thing.

    Now where can I find a couple rolls of copper mesh screening?

    All tin foil joking aside, I’m serious on this.

  22. D Rittenhouse says

    @Ends in Error,
    I doubt many readers here have the faintest clue about what a Faraday cage is/does. I suggest aluminum screen as a cost-effective and convenient alternative to copper. I’m sure you know that the shortest wavelength (highest frequency) you want to block/reflect will determine the maximum allowable mesh opening size. What did you have in mind?

  23. Ends in Error says

    I once worked for Litton Industries for a very short time. We made Emergency Buoys for ships. Anyway we tested them in a room completely enclosed in a fine copper screening the same sizing as regular window screen. The “faraday cage” prevented signals from getting to the satellite that monitored for sinking ships. Anyway since then I’ve considered the possible benefits of shielding my bedroom and possibly a few more rooms and perhaps my entire house from all emf. Exposure to emf is a known cancer cause. Blocking it out can only be a good thing. Hopefully a person could resist the urge to never go outside into the emf world.

  24. Erik H says

    Dave SW FL, I feel your pain. I recently received a letter stating that I was issued a refund before the mint received the return. REALLY?!?!

    Since when does the Mint give you refunds before receiving their products back. I called C.S. and told them the date they received the package and the date when I received my credit (which was 3 weeks later). I saved the tracking and mint automatic email that confirms they got it plus it shows up as “returned” in my history so I don’t know why they can’t figure it out???

    Last, after 6 weeks of not getting my “free” shipping credited back to my account I finally just gave up. Every time I call C.S. they kept saying it’s being processed just give it another 3-5 days. It’s been almost 3 months now and still nothing!

  25. says

    @ Hildago

    Thanks for the correction: reading over the New York Times articles published back then (1976 -1977) it appears that most of the 45,000,000 coins (15,000,000 each denomination) did not sell well. And that they were in UNcirculated and proof sets only.
    I should have read more carefully!
    Gary

  26. says

    @ Joe,

    Yes, WW II — planes, tanks, big howitzers, even nice firearms! When one thinks about it, there are all sorts of designs which would make a great series. Has anyone else seen the endangered fox series, in silver and gold, I forget who mints them, (Nigeria?) but some are really fantastic. Cute critter! (It has big ears), Found it, its called a Fennec Fox! I like the Fierce Lynx of Canada also, and a coin called Temple of Heaven. Still our current ASE with Miss Liberty is hard to beat, I really like its clean reverse! So many coins, so little time… (and money).
    On the Fennec Fox issue, here is the link:

    http://agaunews.com/new-release-a-star-is-born-fennec-fox-appears-on-four-seperate-coins/

    The oxidized issue is the choice coin in my eyes.

    Gary

  27. jhawk92 says

    @JagFan

    I was not a card collector, but these do have some appeal. I wonder if these will hold value at all, since they are selling at a huge premium over a “regular” oz of silver. I would certainly look at the 3 card set, but you are right, Provident does put on some extra premium on it. If you got the 3 card set, then wouldn’t you have 7 “cards”? There are supposed to be 5 cards; Wagner, Young, Cobb, Johnson, and Mathewson, but then you add in two extra Youngs? I’m just not sure about them yet…that’s a lot of extra silver I could buy.

    Back OT…I will get the silver proof set, to keep my complete set going.

  28. fmtransmitter says

    On topic, can anyone chime in on who usually offers the best price on NGC PF70 ATB coins, ER/FR and now FDOI? Thanks in advance all. Have I said how grateful I am for all of you and this blog?

  29. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    @Ends in error —

    I know exactly what a Faraday cage is, contrary to what Jon says. There he goes again, not taking his meds.

    @thePhelps says – February 22, 2015 at 6:15 pm
    “@Real Cool… you forgot duct tape – lots of duct tape.”

    Yeah – good idea as well. Oh, and don’t forget “toilet paper” and I am not talking about the kind that is always sticking and posting dismissive/ rogue comments on this site.

    😉

  30. Ends in Error says

    A faraday suit is interesting but taking it just a bit too far. Actually unless a person had hi tension lines or a radio tower in the back yard a faraday cage probably is going too far. But what the H , it’s just something I think I want to do one day.

    I’m not at the point of tin foil hat yet. Hopefully that will never happen. 😉 LOL

    And those Black Helicopters? I used to fly in them , while in the Army. ☺

  31. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    @Ends in Error says – February 23, 2015 at 12:34 am

    If we get hit (which we almost certainly will be) by a solar flare (X-Class), a Faraday cage would indeed help save electronics from being fried.

    Recently NASA revealed that on July 23, 2012, Earth had a near miss with a solar flare, or coronal mass ejection, from the most powerful storm on the sun in over 150 years, but nobody mentioned it.

    Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado said if it had hit us, we would have been in real trouble.

    Anyway, I don’t recall any NASA commemoratives from the US Mint.

  32. whatajoke says

    I found a deal at one of those “We buy gold” places this weekend. 20 silver proof state quarters in airtites for $3 each…..

  33. cagcrisp says

    Five 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins K15 1st Strike Sold this morning for $6,250.00. Doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Long term I still remain very bullish on the Gold Kennedy, However, I think before the 75k limit is hit you will be able to purchase for $1,165.00 (or $1,127.50 or $1,090.00). I can’t see paying that much of a premium for First Strike label…

    I still see FMV for Gold Around the $1,100.00 level Sometime in CY2015…

  34. fmtransmitter says

    I have the bronze commem of the moon landing. Same die used to issue the gold medal Reduced, they also had the three inch version, have no clue whats in stock and whats not so my advice is if the website let’s you place an order, expect it to ship and your card to get dinged, no dilly dally. …

  35. fmtransmitter says

    @Cagcrisp, i agree with FMV and actual to be somewhere between eight and nine hundred. I ran into a Canadian miner ar the car wash down here to escape the cold and said the amount of gold Canada is getting out of the ground is absolutely amazing. Unbelievable he said.

  36. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    Pricing for the MoD Special Set.., Okay, not too bad!

    March of Dimes Special Silver Set ~ $61.95

  37. fmtransmitter says

    We’ve heard all the gold ever found can fit in three Olympic size swimming pools making it rare. Well, with modern technology and GPs and equipment, i firmly believe we will see hundreds of thousands of tonnes come to market amd then get manipulated just like diamonds.

  38. cagcrisp says

    cagcrisp says

    February 7, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    The Mint is taking something with little demand and repackaging it with 2 Silver dimes, adding $15 to price and selling. I don’t like the design of the MOD, not interested in the Silver dimes…

    My guess on Price is $60-$65…

    Actual pricing of $61.95 is exactly $15 for 2 silver dimes…

  39. merryxmasmrscrooge says

    nobody complaining. that’s because the stock market’s up.
    Funny how you humans are.

  40. merryxmasmrscrooge says

    BTW, you can submit a design for a coin. Check D Carr’s website, a famous coin designer of the NY and Maine State Quarters. I think I’ll try it if I ever get the time off from writing my Ph.D. thesis too many late nights.

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