Uncirculated quarter dollars featuring iconic national park locations are now available straight from the U.S. Mint.
Each set includes 5 quarter dollars each, secured in a formal gift box. Sets are available according to completed mint year, from 2010 up to 2014.
Originally released as part of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful quarters program, these newly minted coins have never seen the inside of a cash register or wallet.
A pristine look is the leading advantage to purchasing a set of uncirculated coins. When they come directly from the mint, quarter-dollars are free from scratches or dullness, which is common while the pieces are in circulation.
Uncirculated coins are also created on special presses, which lend greater detail and a sharper image to each coin.
Due to an act of Congress, the U.S. Mint will release 56 different varieties of quarter-dollars, with each piece depicting landscapes from nationally protected federal lands in each state and territory.
Depictions include the Great Basin National Park in Nevada, the Fort McHenry National Momument in Maryland, the Great Smoky National Park in Tennessee, the Shanendoah National Park in Virginia among others.
Releases began in 2010 and will continue until 2021, with five different designs brought to the public each year. Each set features natural aspects of the American heritage.