Today, the United States Mint began sales of the Glacier National Park Quarter Three Coin Set. This is the seventh release for the product type.
Each set includes one uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and one proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint. The three coins are mounted on a plastic card with a description of the coin and park as well as a certificate of authenticity on the back.
All coins in the set have been released within other annual sets earlier in the year. The uncirculated coins are included in the 2011 Uncirculated Mint Set and the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set. The proof coin is included in the 2011 Proof Set and the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set. As such, the product only represents a different arrangement and packaging option.
Each Glacier Quarter Three Coin Set is priced at $14.95. Previously released sets have had sales ranging from a high of 19,200 for Yellowstone and a low of 13,768 for the most recently released set featuring Gettysburg.
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America the Beautiful Quarters Album
On July 26, 2011, the US Mint released an album to hold a collection of America the Beautiful Quarters. Based on descriptions, the album holds one example of each of the 56 anticipated designs for the series and provides facts and information about each site.
As of August 22, 2011, total sales for the album have reached 3,004 units. In the past week about 200 albums have been sold. This seems like a very low rate of sales for such a product.
Albums have been released to house the Presidential $1 Coins. The first edition, which holds 2007 to 2008 dated issues, sold 28,667 units. The second edition, for 2009 to 2010 coins, sold 7,139. After that, I believe the product was discontinued.