How do you make the 50 State Quarter Program better ... the US Mint is doing it with the release of the 2nd Series in the program ... titled "America the Beautiful" TM ... some have called it "America's National Parks." It follows the same process as the 1st series .. five new quarters each year but this time the coins are being released in the order in which the honored site was first established as a national site.
2010's Quarters - Have you seen one ?!!
Like the 1st Series the designs for Series 2 will emblematic of national parks and national sites chosen for each state ... 2010's coins are: Arkansas - Hot Springs National Park, Wyoming - Yellowstone National Park, California - Yosemite National Park, Arizona - Grand Canyon National Park, and Oregon - Mount Hood National Forest. I don't know about you .. but I haven't seen one of these in circulation yet !!!
The Rarest State Quarters
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand how rare the 1st issues of 2010 are !! The mintage figures for the 1st 8 coins - the 1st 4 states - the P & D of each state, are all in the top 10 in the entire series ... the Hot Springs Philadelphia Mint issue is the lowest quarter mintage figure in over a half a century !! If you add up the combined mintage of all of 2010's coins .. 5 coins .. both mints .. you are going to be lower that the Delaware Quarter ( the 1st 50 State Quarter back in 1999 ).
Coin Rationing ?
Here's a question for you ... the US Mint's own statistics state over 150 million Americans have been collecting the 50 State Quarters. But if the Arkansas - Hot Springs Philadelphia quarter had a mintage of only 29 million .. which is less the 20% .. Only 1 in 5 will be able to continue .. and that's if NO coins make it into circulation ... and I know we all know that's not going to happen .. and what about those of us that like to collect rolls which contain 40 coins ... These NEW quarters are going to be the KEY !!!
The 2010 Sets include the following:
Arkansas - Hot Springs
Wyoming - Yellowstone
- California - Yosemite
- Arizona - Grand Canyon
Oregon - Mt. Hood
Collectors Alliance, Inc. has created a custom presentation, the "Quarter Mania". It's the hottest collecting phenomenom of the millennium! You cannot get these sets presented like this from the US Mint. This is a Collectors Alliance, Inc. exclusive product!
Each Gold Layered Set contains 5 uncirculated coins minted at the Denver Mint, each richly layered in pure platinum. Each set comes with a Certificate of Authenticity story card.