The United States Mint has posted the product pages for the upcoming 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set and 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. These products won’t be released for some time, but I wanted to write a quick post to provide an early look.
Each set contains the proof versions of the five 2010 quarters struck at the San Francisco Mint. For the regular set, the coins are struck in the standard copper-nickel clad composition. For the silver set, the coin have a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper.
The outer cardboard boxes have been redesigned for the new series with the image of a flag bordered by a red and blue ribbon. It appears that both the clad and silver sets will have an identically designed box, except for the product name. In the past, the outer boxes for clad sets have featured blue color schemes while the silver sets have had red color schemes.
Inside the box, the five coins are housed in a single plastic lens that appears similar to previous packaging. Within the lens, the clad set has a blue colored insert and the silver set has a red colored insert.
Besides the changes to the packaging, there are no big surprises revealed by the product details. I had previously reported on the pricing for the sets. The clad proof set is priced at $14.95. This is the same price level as last year’s set, although the number of coins is reduced by one. The silver proof set is priced at $32.95 each. This is a $2 $3 price increase per set, and again the number of coins is reduced by one.
The clad set will go on sale May 13, 2010 and the silver set will go on sale May 27, 2010. I will have a full post on each set closer to the release date.