Today, April 17, 2012 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will release the Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarter Three Coin Set. Sales of numismatic bags and rolls of the coins containing this quarter had begun about two weeks ago on April 2.
The three coin set includes on uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and one proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint. The coins are mounted onto a plastic card, which features an image of the site on the front and a description of the site and coin on the back. This format, prominently featuring an image of the site, was adopted starting this year.
Each set is priced at $9.95 each plus applicable shipping and handling.
All previous America the Beautiful Three Coin Sets still remain available for sale on the US Mint’s website. These are priced higher at 14.95 each.
The US Mint’s change in format and pricing for the 2012 releases of this product type has led to higher sales. The release featuring the El Yunque Quarter has outsold the previous three releases featuring Olympic, Vicksburg, and Chickasaw, despite the fact that it has been on sale for a shorter time period.