This article was originally printed in the latest issue of Numismatic News.
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The American economy might not be taking many of the new 2010 America the Beautiful quarters for use in circulation, but the Mint is hoping that collectors aren’t tiring of the denomination with their commemorative themes.
Three new quarter sets will be sold to collectors beginning in November.
The initial set will be the first in a series of new mixed sets of three quarters. There will be uncirculated examples from Denver and Philadelphia of the Hot Springs design combined with a proof from San Francisco. The three-piece set, called the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin SetTM – Hot Springs, will be priced at $13.95 each and go on sale Nov. 17.
Three-coin sets for the remaining four 2010 quarter designs will be sold in 2011.
A second set, called 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin SetTM, will go on sale Nov. 19. It includes 10 coins of circulation-strike quality. There will be one of each of the five designs from Denver and Philadelphia. Price is $9.95. The packaging is designed so the coins can be removed easily and put into albums or other holders.
To be offered Nov. 23 will be a set of 10 uncirculated quarters, one of each of five designs from Denver and Philadelphia. The coins are of the quality found in the full uncirculated coin sets, which have featured coins with a satin finish since 2005.
Called the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin SetTM, the 10-coin set is priced at $21.95.
Orders can be placed beginning at noon Eastern time on the dates specified at the website, www.usmint.gov, or by telephone at (800) USA-MINT.
All orders are assessed a $4.95 shipping and handling fee.