Kisatchie National Forest Quarter Three Coin Set

Today, April 23, 2015, the United States Mint has started accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three Coin Set featuring the Kisatchie National Forest Quarter.

The Kisatchie Quarter was first released into general circulation by the Federal Reserve Banks on April 13, 2015. The US Mint began sales of bags and rolls of circulating quality examples of the coin on April 20. The official launch ceremony for the coin was held yesterday, April 22, with a public coin exchange also held.


The reverse design of the Kisatchie National Forest Quarter features a depiction of a wild turkey in flight over blue stem grass with long leaf pine in the background. This was designed by Susan Gamble and engraved by Joseph Menna.

The three coin set includes one uncirculated example of the quarter 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 plastic card containing an illustration of a wild turkey within a similar landscape to the quarter design. The back of the card contains issuance information about the coin.

The price for each set is $9.95. There is no stated product limit or household ordering limit imposed.

This is the second America the Beautiful Quarters Three Coin Set to be released for this year. The previous release featuring the Homestead National Monument of America Quarter went on sale March 3, 2015 and has reached cumulative sales of 10,907 units through the most recent sales report.

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  1. KEITHSTER says

    No hurry on these even if I wanted to buy some which I don’t ! All are still on sale at the mint except the one. most say maybe if it were the four coin set really?Ok by Me if you leave the S unc. for the hoarders. We like um that way.Can’t wait to get them from the bank should be in next Tuesday in rolls .So Good Luck All:>:>:>:>:>:>:>:>:>:>

  2. jeff says

    Your bank cannot get any NADDA of the S mint quarters gl you can have the P & D from your bank

  3. Boz says

    You are lucky you have a bank that can get them. Ours either can’t or won’t. Much unlike the statehood series when banks were pretty cooperative.

    Appears that from now on the quarter mintages are all going to be in the hundreds of millions again. As contrasted to 2010-2013 which were pretty hard to find. Rushmores are actually in circulation commonly, the first newer quarters to appear in bulk since 2006.

  4. CoachMike says

    Very surprised when I got a shiny new Kisatchie in change at McD in Montana today.

  5. Dave SW FL says

    Down here in SW FL, the ATB quarters are plentiful. Mickey Ds, Target, and Costco are primary providers. Most will not sell you a roll, though.

    The Territory quarters were harder for me to find.

    Got my first 2014 nickel in circulation yesterday at McDs.

  6. Tom P. - MA says

    2014? I’m already getting 2015 pennies, dimes and quarters.
    Other than the 2009 DC quarter, anything 2009 is tough to find.
    ATB quarter sightings are beginning to be a non event. Not common, but not unusual. Now there is a brief spurt of the newest issue for a few days, then nothing.

  7. Brad says

    Anybody remember those “Safari Cards” they used to advertise on TV back in the late 70’s and early 80’s? The picture on this set looks like it could have been pulled straight from one of those cards. Wow, I hadn’t thought about those since I was a kid!

  8. fmtransmitter says

    @Box: same here. I found out that the banks have to order x amount of the new atb quarters and it is pure laziness in doing the paperwork to get them. They can order whatever the mint makes for circulation if they wanted to.

  9. fmtransmitter says

    So upset with the Royal Mint. An order showed and they shipped it in a paper envelope with zero bubble wrap to protect it. Item showed crushed to no end. Waiting on an email for exchange or refund policy. And we wonder why their coins don’t sell. Watch, I will get told the item is out of stock. The last one I ordered arrived perfect. Guess it’s who’s working in the shipping department that day…

  10. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    @fmtransmitter says-April 23, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Didn’t you hear? It was some of the same crew that works at the U.S. Mint shipping facility.

  11. Dave SW FL says

    Outhouse puck arrived from the mint . A perfect coin and this time , well packaged! with these no tape shipping boxes, you have to use a utility knife to get to the product ( or risk having your fingerprints removed trying to pry the flaps loose!)

  12. Dustyroads says

    Dave, I’ve been really pleased with the quality of the P pucks coming from the Mint, I haven’t yet received a bad one. Also, glad to hear the outhouse was nice and snug, lets hope it’s going to start being that way for everything they ship. There’s actually a good aspect to the new tightly glued boxes, if you tare open the side of the box, all the contents can slide right out. I still like the old boxes though.

  13. says

    The Mint’s Press Release today about the P version of the 5 oz Kisatchie says:

    “The current authorized limit for both numismatic and bullion 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins for Kisatchie National Forest is 65,000 coins across both options. An announced maximum mintage limit of 30,000 coins has been issued for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin for Kisatchie National Forest. However, based on demand, the United States Mint has the flexibility to mint and issue more than the minimum of 35,000 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins as long as we do not exceed the 65,000 coin limit.”

    This is the first time I have heard of the number of bullion pucks being tied in any way to the number of P pucks. It looks to me like there is strong demand for the bullion turkey pucks and so there may be fewer of the P pucks minted. Did anyone else see this press release?

  14. Dustyroads says

    Stuart~ Very interesting blog you have, you evidently have done a lot of work on it.

    I haven’t seen that before from the Mint. Doing the math with 14,000 as a target for the P pucks, the AP’s would have to order 51,000 bullion coins. It’s certainly possible, especially with the price of silver at present levels, but it would be an amazing thing to see if it were to happen.

  15. thePhelps says

    @Stuart… it is new to me as well. I’ve never seen a link between the 2 used before. I have a couple of bullion on order – based on this I hope they are the good ones and not the garbage I got with the Homelystead coin.

  16. thePhelps says

    Dusty… based on the number of bullion pucks already ordered… it seems a 40-25 balance is the target. I think there will be easily 40k bullion sold and the 25k might sellout quickly.

  17. Ends in Error says

    I just opened up my Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Medal. It’s really cool. Glad to add it to my collection. It’s a better buy than the BU SAE, IMHO, which sells at about the same money.

  18. Dustyroads says

    thePhelps~ It will be interesting to see if the Mints new system works. I think they may have come up with a pretty good plan for selling the Kisatchie.

  19. Gary not Dave says

    I am a big fan of this Turkey design, so I ordered a 10 count roll of the bullion version and possibly will pick up 2 of the P’s…………….that will be all for me though this year on all the pucks. Did buy 1 bullion Homestead though? Don’t know why. LOL

  20. I started collecting when the Everglades quarter was released says

    Hello. I saw the press release and I really like the 5oz P coins. I buy mine from the Mint shop in D.C. I hope there aren’t any delays in production or shipping when I stop in to pick mine up on Tuesday afternoon. My 8 and 14 year old nephews love looking at these and trying to flip them for heads-or-tails.

  21. cagcrisp says

    My Guesstimate of a two week SO of the bullion Turkey pucks just went out the window. I Assumed around the 35k level on the bullion version and that would be all. Now…It appears that the Mint has more discretion as to mintage of the bullion vs. P pucks…

  22. longarm says

    Just checked the tracking on my box of turkey pucks and they are coming today, can’t wait to see them. I think cagcrisp is right about these being SO in two weeks and hopefully the mint will get the message about lowering the mintage on the P pucks and selling more of the bullion’s. Just look at Everglades, which hasn’t even sold 22,000 P pucks but 34,000 bullion and they’re doing fairly well on the secondary market. Because when you’re hot, you’re HOT and when you’re not, you’re NOT.

  23. Louis says

    lomgarm: How can you have turkey pucks arriving today? Both versions are not available until next week.

  24. longarm says

    Louis- my monster box from SDbullion was shipped Thursday with Priority Mail 2-Day delivery,

  25. says

    Dusty: Thanks for taking a look at my blog, I appreciate it.
    I agree with thePhelps that the Mint wants to make about 40K of the turkey bullion pucks and leave 25K for the slower selling P pucks. They probably want to move on soon to the Blue Ridge Parkway pucks due in June.
    Just received the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders 3 inch bronze today. The detail and design are excellent, the best I’ve seen in a medal in a long, long time. Kudos to the Mint on this one.

  26. Gary not Dave says

    Does the Mint have any room on the P 5 ounce coins, to lower their price? If they could drop them to $129.95 they may sell out as well. Just curious what your opinion on that was? Do they need to be $149.95?

  27. Dustyroads says

    I think this is a very smart way to sell the AtB 5 oz. coins. The Mint can now take the cap off the bullion, and create a possible sell out of the P version in doing so. If cagcrisp thinks the Mint can easily sell 40,000 bullion, and I have no reason to disagree, then the P version could turn out to be the big surprise this year. I can’t wait to see how this plays out.

  28. Dustyroads says

    This however may just be nothing more than an experiment to see what happens. The Mint must feel that the possible income offset of the P pucks will balance out with the high production earnings of the bullion pucks. If I were at the helm and making decisions at the Mint, I would want to not over produce the P pucks. Lets all hope the Mint is thinking along the same lines. This can be a great thing.

  29. fmtransmitter says

    Did anyone buy a Guy Harvey colorized proof? They are selling for more than the regular proof and now I know why. The stamped numbered proofs have milk spots BAD and they had issues applying the color so suspended production.

  30. fmtransmitter says

    Gainesville Coins had them made. Never deal with them for things similar to this. Another dealer and I were talking about the cherry picking habits of some of these bigger dealers out there. This is the type of business where your reputation is crucial to your success, unless you deal in volume, then I guess they could care less about their customers or simply play favorites to their big buyers.

  31. Dustyroads says

    On second thought, there’s really little doubt in my mind that the Mint will mint a lower initial production run of the P pucks, they will just simply lift the cap off the bullion.

  32. longarm says

    My guess would be that if the mint has already sold 29,500 of the turkey bullion in the first week then selling another 10,500 wouldn’t be a problem in the second week.

  33. Dave SW FL says


    The key here is how fast they sell from the dealers…..only then will order more and probably won’t until they near sellout of their inventory. Sounds to me like they are pretty loaded up.

  34. Boz says

    Seems like the mint is shooting itself in the foot keeping the P puck at $150 when the retail on bullion today is considerably under $100.

    Time for a price drop on the P’s!

  35. Tom P. - MA says

    fm, you crack me up. You give legitimate criticism of the RCM yet still order their overpriced at any mintage coins. I still order an occasional coin too but they have come fedex in a bubble envelope … so far.

    Turkey P pucks go on sale 4/28 at noon. If the 65K total is correct, this could be a good buy. I already have my order in for the bullion.

  36. Tom P. - MA says

    @ fm I order bullion coins from an unnamed supplier for an unnamed country. I receive the coins in admittedly acceptable condition but not exceptional condition. A couple of weeks later I get an offer for MS 70 coins ….

    On one hand I got the coins I ordered at a reasonable price before anyone else, on the other hand I know they are cherry picking the good stuff.

  37. Dave SW FL says


    Got my Air-Tite quarter storage holders from your provider. The mint’s S rolls do not fit into the holder so that you can double snap them down! I placed the top snugly and then taped the lid to the body, Is that your modus operandi?

  38. MikeinPa says

    wasn’t going to. but i think i’ll get a few of the P turkey pucks, already ordered the bullion, really like the design, i think others will too

  39. Ralph says

    Just ordered 10 turkey pucks from SD Bullion for $98 ea. Provident Metals has them listed as “OOS”.

  40. Louis says

    @Gary and Boz- The Mint has made it pretty clear they won’t lower the price on the pucks anytime soon. When I asked, they said the cost of silver is only one factor. My personal view is silver would have to go and stay under $15 for a sustained period before they would lower the price, though even that may not do it. Perhaps a big drop in sales might have an effect, but if the design is good and more people are collecting them, they will continue selling pretty well.

  41. longarm says

    Louis- you were right about them not shipping the pucks yet. My delivery was for 10 airtites that I had ordered at the same time I ordered the bullion that I had forgotten all about. This is the by far the biggest order I’ve ever placed and I’m kinda excited to get them, but I sure feel foolish.

    Disclaimer: I am sometimes wrong

  42. fmtransmitter says

    fm, you crack me up. You give legitimate criticism of the RCM yet still order their overpriced at any mintage coins. I still order an occasional coin too but they have come fedex in a bubble envelope … so far.

    What RCM coin did I buy?

  43. fmtransmitter says

    @longarm: especially when your looking at those huge empty airtites waiting for a coin to go inside! Those holders are impressive!

  44. fmtransmitter says

    @Tom P.: yet still order their overpriced at any mintage coins

    false statement…

  45. Louis says

    longarm: This is one of those times I wish I had been wrong for your sake. But I think you will be satisfied when you get them. I have 2 that are supposed to ship from Gainesville this coming week.

  46. Dave SW FL says

    Waiting to buy the turkey bullion until after the Fed stuff this week – may get a bargain if they smash the price again!

  47. Mr. Kairu says

    @Phelps… I too ordered the Privateer round it is an awesome looking coin! All three of mine are backdated had to sell a couple other coins to order 2 more. Will be well worth the wait, though. 😀

  48. Ralph says

    Dave SW FL: I’m not sure if I would wait too long. The price from SD Billion is $1.30 a coin higher this morning and it looks like it’s climbing up.

  49. thePhelps says

    @Mr. Kairu – they actually are better than they look in the pictures. I must have jumped quicker than others – since I beat the delay. The aft of the ship and the waves comes right up off the coin and are cool as heck. Now can someone point me to a place to find airtites for 2 oz. high relief coins?

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