2013 Collector SetIt’s not too late to add the 2013 complete mint mark set to your collection. Our 2013 Great Basin 5pc collector set includes uncirculated Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mint issues plus the San Francisco proof issue AND the 90% Silver Proof from San Francisco… each coin is encapsulated and presented in a collector pouch!
How can you make something better than the 50 State Quarter Program? Here's how !
Starting in 2010, it just got better. Taking a page from the success referenced above, the US Mint will be issuing a New Series .. "The America the Beautiful Quarters™." But this one will have a twist. There will be one quarter per state, just like the 50 State Program, but the design will be based on one of the National Parks located in each state. The order will be based on when they were introduced as a National Treasure. But the kicker is distribution. Unlike the 50 State Quarter program where Congress forced the Mint to distribute the quarters to the local markets ( and even then many of us didn't see but a few of the releases ) this new program does NOT have to be released into the same flow of commerce. What does that mean? Well in 2009 the Mint released 6 special quarters for the six US Protectorate Territories .. adding them to the 50 State Quarter Program. Have any of you seen them in circulation? And if so, more than a couple? That's the "New" distribution system.
Great Basin National Park Quarter 18th in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program
The 2013 Great Basin National Park quarter features a single bristlecone pine. The trees grow at higher elevations in exposed rocky terrain, and they can reach heights of up to 60 feet. Many trees are distorted from the effects of wind, snow, and ice. The oldest-known tree in the park was more than 4,900 years old when it was removed from Wheeler Peak in 1964. Great Basin National Park was established in 1922 and is the only National Park located entirely within Nevada.
Uncirculated Philadelphia, Denver & San Francisco issues with San Francisco Proof AND 90% Silver Proof from San Francisco, all five coins are encapsulated and arrive in a collectors pouch for protection.