Today, June 24, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Three Coin Set featuring the Arches National Park Quarter.
The 2014 Arches National Park Quarter was originally released into circulation and offered for sale in numismatic bags and rolls earlier this month. The reverse design features a depiction of Delicate Arch with the La Sal Mountains appearing in the background. The reverse of the coin was designed by Donna Weaver and engraved by Charles L. Vickers. On the obverse is John Flanagan’s 1932 portrait of George Washington.
The thee coin set contains one uncirculated example of the coin from the Philadelphia Mint, one uncirculated example from the Denver Mint, and one proof example from the San Francisco Mint. The three coins are mounted on a durable plastic card illustrated with a photograph of Delicate Arch similar to the coin design. On the back of the card is a brief description of the park and coin design, along with a certificate of authenticity.
Each Arches National Park Quarter Three Coin Set is priced at $9.95. There are no stated product limits or household ordering limits imposed. Orders fulfilled through the US Mint’s Online Subscription Program are eligible for a 10% discount.
The two previously released three coin sets for this year have reached sales of 14,167 units for the Great Smoky Mountains and 12,020 units for the Shenandoah National Park Quarter.
Numismatic Gold Coin Price Increase Possible
Once again, prices increases may take place for the United States Mint’s numismatic gold products. The last price increase took place two weeks ago on June 11.
The US Mint determines the price levels for numismatic gold and platinum products based on the average weekly prices of the metals. The averages are calculated based on the London Fix prices from the prior Thursday AM to the current Wednesday AM. If the average moves into a higher or lower tier established at $50 intervals, then a pricing change may take place. A secondary criteria requires that the Wednesday PM Fix price must agree directionally with any change.
The available data for the latest weekly period puts the average price of gold well within the $1,300 to $1,349.99 range, which is one tier higher than the range used to establish current prices.
In the most likely scenario, pricing will depend on the Wednesday PM fix price of gold. If the price is $1,300 or higher, then a price increase would occur. If the price is below $1,300, then prices would remain unchanged.
The impacted products would include the 2013 First Spouse Gold Coins, the 2014 Proof Gold Eagles, 2014-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle, and 2014 Proof Gold Buffalo. Prices would be increased proportionally by $50 per ounce of gold content.
Price changes for numismatic gold products have typically been made effective mid-morning Wednesday.