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Tag Archives: america the beautiful coins
The fifth and final 2011 5-ounce America the Beautiful silver uncirculated collector version of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area quarter went on sale at the U.S. Mint’s website and telephone call center at noon Eastern Time Feb. 9. Continue reading
Final designs for the five America the Beautiful quarters that will be issued in 2012 were released by the U.S. Mint Dec. 8. The first new quarter of the new year will honor El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. It will depict a Coqui tree frog sitting on a leaf and a parrot behind an epiphyte plant, according to the Mint. It was designed by Gary Whitley, an Artistic Infusion master designer, and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso, a Mint sculptor-engraver. Continue reading
The 2011 America the Beautiful silver 5-ounce collector coin honoring Olympic National Park in Washington got off to a good start with sales of 5,923 in the first two days it was offered by the United States Mint. Continue reading
The sellout magic very obviously has departed from the America the Beautiful 5-ounce program. Sales of the 2011-P uncirculated collector versions of the Gettysburg and Glacier coins are just crawling along. The three 2011 bullion coins still available saw no additional sales at all this week. Continue reading
You already know about the 25th anniversary American Eagle set sellout from the front page, so let’s ask the really important question: Is there something about the 2011-W uncirculated silver American Eagle collector coin where once it is sold it won’t stay sold? What’s up? Continue reading
Order restrictions were lifted Aug. 9 on the 2010 Grand Canyon America the Beautiful 5-ounce uncirculated collector coin with a “P” mintmark. Until then, purchasers were limited to one coin each. Continue reading
Buyers of the 2010 Mount Hood 5-ounce silver uncirculated collector coins were a little less eager than purchasers of the previous designs during the first few days they were available. Sales began July 28 and as of the Aug. 1 weekly Mint statistical report the quantity purchased stood at 14,759. The maximum number available is 27,000, the same as for the prior four 2010 designs. Continue reading