Available starting tomorrow, February 12, 2013, will be the 2013 White Mountain National Forest America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™. The set includes three White Mountain National Forest Quarters struck to either proof or uncirculated conditions.
Pricing of the set is $9.95, plus the US Mint's standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order. There are no mintage limits in place on this release.
The three White Mountain Quarters included in the set are:
- 2013-P Uncirculated White Mountain Quarter struck at the US Mint's facility in Philadelphia
- 2013-D Uncirculated White Mountain Quarter struck at the US Mint's facility in Denver
- 2013-S Proof White Mountain Quarter struck at the US Mint's facility in San Francisco
All three coins are mounted together in a durable plastic card.
Along with the coins, the card offers a picturesque image of White Mountain National Forest on the front side. The reverse contains brief descriptions of the national forest and the coins struck to honor it. Also found on the reverse is a US Mint certificate of authenticity.
The White Mountain National Forest Quarters are the first of five 2013-dated strikes to be issued in the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The remaining four strikes scheduled to appear this year include coins honoring Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial of Ohio, Great Basin National Park of Nevada, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine of Maryland and Mount Rushmore National Memorial of South Dakota.
Like all other coins of the series, the design found on the reverse of the coin is emblematic of the honored site. The US Mint describes the reverse of the White Mountain Quarter with:
"The reverse design depicts the statue of Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry with the Peace Memorial located in the distance. The memorial is one of the tallest of its kind in the U.S. Inscriptions are PERRY'S VICTORY, OHIO, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The reverse was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart."
Those interested in obtaining the 2013 White Mountain National Forest America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set may do so directly from the United States Mint. Orders are accepted via the Mint's online website of www.usmint.gov or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).