WASHINGTON - Sales will open for the 2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code Q5F) Jan. 21, 2014, at noon Eastern Time (ET) at the bureau's online catalog at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). The set is priced at $31.95, and customers should add $4.95 to all domestic orders for shipping and handling. Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
The five quarters in this set honor Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee), Shenandoah National Park (Virginia), Arches National Park (Utah), Great Sand Dunes National Park (Colorado), and Everglades National Park (Florida). All coins were struck at the United States Mint at San Francisco in 90 percent silver. The obverse of the coins (heads side) bears John Flanagan's 1932 portrait of George Washington.
The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set may also be purchased through the Online Subscription Program. This year, the bureau is offering a 10 percent discount on subscription orders for this set, reducing the subscription-only price to $28.75. The discount will apply to all sets purchased through both new and existing subscriptions.
About the United States Mint The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time Jan. 21 at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint's Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.