The America the Beautiful Quarters Program, at a Little Past the Halfway Point

An Editor Reminisces With the release of the Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) design on November 14, we have now reached the 62.5% mark in the America the Beautiful quarter-dollar program. By the time the series is completed in 2021, 56 national parks and other national sites will have been commemorated. At the time the […]

Fort Moultrie Three-Coin Set Available Today at Noon

(Press Release)—Today (December 5) at noon Eastern time the Mint will open sales for the 2016 Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Three-Coin Set (16AH).  This set contains two uncirculated Fort Moultrie quarters—one each from the Philadelphia Mint and Denver Mint facilities—and one Proof coin from the San Francisco Mint.  The reverse design depicts Sergeant William […]

Mint Catalog Updates: Ft. Sumter 5-Oz. and Silver Eagle 1-Oz. Uncirculated Coins, Ltd. Edition Silver Proof Set

The Mint has updated several of its web-catalog pages with pricing, images, and other information collectors have been waiting for. The 2016 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (#16RC) has been priced at $139.95. Each set contains 90% fine silver Proof versions of each of the year’s clad circulating denominations, all struck at the San Francisco […]

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set Available November 22

This post was edited for clarity on November 4 at 2:30 p.m. While the individual coins aren’t numismatically valuable, the Circulating Coin Sets see plenty of aftermarket activity. They are valued at $15 per set in the current Red Book and often go for considerably more on ebay. While higher-end collectors and investors mull the effects of […]

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Three-Coin Set on Sale October 3

This report was edited on October 3 at 10:20 a.m. to remove the misleading description “Uncirculated sets.” One of the three coins in each set is, of course, a Proof strike from the San Francisco Mint. Mint News Blog apologizes for any confusion. As of noon (Eastern time) on October 3, the U.S. Mint will be […]

2017 National Parks Quarters Release Schedule

The U.S. Mint has finalized its schedule for releasing each of the 2017 America the Beautiful™ National Parks quarter dollars, as follows:         The remaining quarter for 2016 is South Carolina’s Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) design, which will be released November 14. Following the usual schedule, bags and rolls will […]

U.S. Mint Shares Final Designs for 2017’s America the Beautiful Quarters

The U.S. Mint has shared its final designs for 2017’s five America the Beautiful quarters. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and the Commission of Fine Arts both met in February to make their recommendations, which were taken from a large pool of design submissions. The following designs are presented in the order they will be […]

2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Products and 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coins

Today, August 29, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will begin selling rolls and bags of the 2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter, the fourth of five America the Beautiful quarters due for release in 2016. The Theodore Roosevelt quarters are available in six product options that offer varying quantities of the issue struck at […]

U.S. Mint Shares Images of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Launch

The U.S. Mint has shared official images of yesterday’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter launch ceremony, which marked the debut of 2016’s fourth America the Beautiful quarter. Twenty photos are included below with captions provided by the Mint. The original images can be found on the Mint’s Facebook page. The fifth and final ATB quarter of […]

U.S. Mint Launches 2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter

The U.S. Mint launched the new Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter today at an official ceremony in Medora, North Dakota. The event began at 10 a.m. MT at the park’s Painted Canyon Visitor Center and drew approximately 900 people, including 400 schoolchildren. A Mint press release notes that several local officials spoke during the proceedings, […]