Back in May, the United States Mint announced three new product types for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. Yesterday, they announced that the release dates for the products have been set for mid-November.
As I said in my original post, these products basically remix the various versions of the quarters available elsewhere into new arrangements and packaging. Although it would have been preferable to come up with some more innovative ideas, these new products might provide useful options for some collectors.
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three Coin Set – Hot Springs
Release: November 17, 2010
This product will contain uncirculated (satin finish) Hot Springs Quarters from the Philadelphia and Denver Mint, along with the proof version from the San Francisco Mint. The coins will be mounted on a “durable plastic card” containing a description of the site, coin design, and certificate of authenticity. This sounds like it would look similar to the Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Sets.
Only the Hot Springs Quarter Three Coin Set would be released on November 17, with the other 2010 coins to follow in 2011.
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set
Release: November 19, 2010
The set includes all ten circulation strike 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The packaging allows the coins to be removed for easier placement into albums. This product does seem like a nice idea for someone who wants to assemble a basic circulating coin collection of the new series, particularly since the coins don’t seem to turn up in circulation very often.
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set
Release: November 23, 2010
This set would include all ten of the uncirculated (satin finish) 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. This is similar to the separate uncirculated coin sets available for the Presidential Dollars Program.