Tomorrow, October 6, the U.S. Mint will release the 2015 Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Three-Coin Set at noon ET. The set is available for $9.95; it includes two Uncirculated quarters that were respectively minted in Philadelphia and Denver, and one Proof quarter minted in San Francisco. There are no stated limits on availability or orders per household at this time.
The Bombay Hook design is the fourth of five America the Beautiful designs to be issued in 2015. It was first issued as a circulating quarter on September 14, with a reverse featuring a great blue heron, a great egret, and the inscriptions BOMBAY HOOK, DELAWARE, 2015, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The Bombay Hook quarter is the 29th release in the America the Beautiful program, which plans to issue a total of 56 designs at a rate of 5 per year until the series concludes in 2021.
Most of 28 previously-released America the Beautiful 3-coin sets are still available on the U.S. Mint’s Web site. The sets with the highest sales totals so far have featured Yellowstone National Park (23,804), Hot Springs National Park (22,498), and Gettysburg National Military Park (21,743) quarters.
Mintage numbers for circulating ATB quarters have varied widely. As a point of comparison, the 2012 Chaco Culture National Historic Park quarter saw a mere 44 million coins released into circulation, while this year’s first three ATB releases have averaged 690.2 million circulation quarters minted per design.
For more information on the Bombay Hook ATB quarter 3-coin set, visit its product page.