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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Yosemite Quarter Three Coin Set

Today March 3, 2011, the US Mint will begin taking orders for the 2010 Yosemite National Park Quarter Three Coin Set. The US Mint introduced the product type in mid-November, so the remaining sets featuring 2010-dated coins are being released in 2011.
Each set includes one uncirculated Yosemite Quarter each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, and one proof Yosemite Quarter from the San Francisco Mint. The three coins are mounted on a plastic card designed with the US Mint's new branding. The reverse of the card contains a simple description of the park and a certificate of authenticity.

The price of each set is $14.95 plus applicable shipping and handling. Although this is quite a steep price to pay for three quarters, the US Mint has sold the prior two releases in decent quantities.

According to the latest sales report, customers purchased 16,276 of the Hot Springs Quarter Three Coin Sets and 15,834 of the Yellowstone Quarter Three Coin Sets.

In hand, the product looks nice, but it's priced very expensive and contains coins already released within several other products. If these previous products are purchased instead, the same coins can be acquired at a fraction of the price. Nonetheless, the packaged three coin sets seem to be resonating with at least a small group of collectors.

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11 Comments:

At March 3, 2011 at 9:34 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is nice packaging, but i won't be buying it. i bought the silver set, and the uncirc rolls; it seems like too high a premium to me.

on a different note, i bought the Army comemmoratives on Feb 4, and haven't recieved them yet. the mint website says "In stock and reserved". what does that mean?

 
At March 3, 2011 at 10:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this price per clad quarter is very close to what they charge for the silver quarters.

 
At March 3, 2011 at 10:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think this design will be a big seller - there's nothing military or warfare related about it! I'll stick with the Army and MOH commems, at least they all have weapons displayed on them. Can't wait for the upcoming series idolizing our great war generals! I'm glad that at least 2 of this year's America the Beautiful quarters will have war cannons on them!

 
At March 3, 2011 at 11:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To March 3, 2011 9:34 AM : "mint website says "In stock and reserved". what does that mean?" It means they have charged your cc or received payment and have it reserved for you , preparing to ship out ..

 
At March 3, 2011 at 11:27 AM , Anonymous JA said...

Certainly one of the biggest over-priced offerings from the Mint only meant to attract the sucker that's born every minute.

 
At March 3, 2011 at 11:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

only $14.95 for 3 quarters.....maybe the mint should try to sell them at movie theater concession stands...next to the $8 tubs of popcorn!

 
At March 3, 2011 at 1:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not interested. There are much better Mint offerings.

 
At March 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad I bought some of the 2009 silver quarter 6-coin proof sets before they were declared "sold out." $29.95 each turned out to be a bargain price by today's standards, considering the 1.08 oz of silver each contains is worth a melt value of around $38 now.

There's just something about those silver proof quarters. They're so pretty and bright WHITE!

 
At March 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would buy them if they receive the "kid glove" treatment (guaranteed MS70s)...but they're probably just as bag-marked as all the rest.

 
At March 3, 2011 at 4:49 PM , Anonymous The Dude said...

$14.95, wow thats $10.00 plus $4.20 ($14.20) for packaging! What are the US Mint dudes smoking???

 
At March 4, 2011 at 7:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a pretty set (reminds me of the Westward Journey Nickel sets which I really like), but that price is just too much... I guess if you are a fan of a particular park it might be worth it...

 

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