Circulating Coin Set Information
Appearing for the fourth year of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program will be a set containing the circulating strikes of that year to be called the 2013 US Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set.
Each of the five quarter dollars issued that year will be represented in the set by two circulation quality strikes – one coin from the Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and one from the Mint’s facility in Denver, for a total of ten coins.
The America the Beautiful Quarter Dollar Program had its premier year in 2010 with five coins released annually from its series. The coins reverses are emblematic of selected sites found throughout the United States and its territories.
Those sites must be of national interest such as national parks or national monuments with each state, the District of Columbia and the five territories each represented by one location selected from within their jurisdiction. In total, fifty-six new coins will be created under the program.
Release Date & Price
A price and release date for the set has not yet been announced by the Mint
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Set’s America the Beautiful Quarters
New Hampshire, Ohio, Nevada, Maryland and South Dakota will all be represented by strikes presented by the United States Mint as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program for the year 2013. The coin’s designs for the year are not known, as of yet. The US Mint should unveil them by early 2013 shortly before the first strike of the year is released. Design candidates, however, should be released for review the previous year giving the public its first glimpse of what the 2013 coins might look like.
2013 White Mountain National Forest Quarter
Found on the reverse of the White Mountain National Forest Quarter will be a design emblematic of that location. Undoubtedly, a representation of the forest will be shown, perhaps including iconic peaks such as Mount Liberty or Mount Flume – both of which are located in the forest.
2013 Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Quarter
While it is not known for sure what imagery will appear on the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Quarter, it is assumed that the massive Memorial Column will be included as it serves as the icon for the memorial.
2013 Great Basin National Park Quarter
The images found on the reverse of the Great Basin National Park Quarter will be emblematic of that park and perhaps include the vista of Wheeler Peak or a grove of ancient Bristlecone Pines. An image of Lehman Caves may also be used as it was the first federally designated area in the park.
2013 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarter
An image of the fort itself may be used on the reverse of the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarter. Perhaps a flag will be shown flying above it with “rockets bursting in air” reminiscent of the “Star-Spangled Banner” which was written by Francis Scott Key after seeing the fort survive an attack.
2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter
It is hard to imagine any other image on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter than the sculpture itself showing the faces of four past Presidents of the United States – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
Circulating Coin Description
Circulation quality coins are also sometimes called business strikes and are typically produced and used for everyday commerce. A small portion of these strikes, however, will be removed before shipping for packaging by the Mint to be included in these sets. This should result in coins with far fewer marks and scratches than would be seen on normal coins out in circulation.
The coins are struck at the Mint’s facility in Philadelphia or in Denver, and will thus have a “P” or “D” mintmark, respectively.
The US Mint will produce the 2013 US Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set to meet demand, and therefore no pre-set mintage has been defined. The final unaudited mintage figure for the set will be available 2-3 weeks after they go off sale.
Set Coin Composition
Circulation quality quarters dollars have a diameter of 24.3 mm with a weight of 5.670 grams. Each of these clad quarters are composed 8.33% nickel and 91.67% copper.
Additional United States Mint sets that include only the America the Beautiful quarters are: