Today March 3, 2011, the US Mint will begin taking orders for the 2010 Yosemite National Park Quarter Three Coin Set. The US Mint introduced the product type in mid-November, so the remaining sets featuring 2010-dated coins are being released in 2011.
Each set includes one uncirculated Yosemite Quarter each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, and one proof Yosemite Quarter from the San Francisco Mint. The three coins are mounted on a plastic card designed with the US Mint’s new branding. The reverse of the card contains a simple description of the park and a certificate of authenticity.
The price of each set is $14.95 plus applicable shipping and handling. Although this is quite a steep price to pay for three quarters, the US Mint has sold the prior two releases in decent quantities.
According to the latest sales report, customers purchased 16,276 of the Hot Springs Quarter Three Coin Sets and 15,834 of the Yellowstone Quarter Three Coin Sets.
In hand, the product looks nice, but it’s priced very expensive and contains coins already released within several other products. If these previous products are purchased instead, the same coins can be acquired at a fraction of the price. Nonetheless, the packaged three coin sets seem to be resonating with at least a small group of collectors.