The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 America the
Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set of its new Harpers Ferry National
Historical Park quarter on July 11 at noon Eastern Time.
The set is priced at $9.95. It contains two Uncirculated Harpers
Ferry National Historical Park quarters—one each from the Philadelphia
Mint and Denver Mint facilities—and one Proof coin from the San
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The coin's reverse (tails) design features John Brown's Fort, the
site of John Brown's last stand during his raid on the Harpers Ferry
Armory. Inscriptions are "HARPERS FERRY," "WEST
VIRGINIA," "JOHN BROWN'S FORT," "2016," and
"E PLURIBUS UNUM." The coins are held in a durable plastic
card with an image of the site. A certificate of authenticity is
printed on the back of the card.
The Harpers Ferry quarter is the third America the Beautiful quarter
to be released in 2016. The first two honored Shawnee National Forest
in Illinois and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky.
Two 2016 America the Beautiful quarters will be launched into
circulation later this year, one honoring North Dakota's Theodore
Roosevelt National Park and another honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort
Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina.
Other Harpers Ferry
The Harpers Ferry quarter was officially launched into general circulation
during a June 8 ceremony at the park, which has parts located in three
states—West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland.
A couple of days before that, on June 6, rolls and bags of the coins were made available
to U.S. Mint customers.
There's a 5-ounce
silver bullion version, right?
Yes, every America the Beautiful quarter has a 5-ounce silver
version. Actually, there are two 5-ounce silver versions—one a
bullion coin and the other an Uncirculated coin.
The Mint offers the Uncirculated version of the 5-ounce silver coins
directly to the public, with pricing subject to potential change
weekly based on metal price fluctuations. The bullion version is not
available to everyone directly from the Mint. It is sold to authorized
purchasers approved by the U.S. Mint to purchase bullion coins.
The Uncirculated 2016-P Harpers Ferry National Park 5-ounce silver
quarter dollar will be available to U.S. Mint customers at noon
Eastern Time on July 14.
How to order the
Orders will be accepted online and over the phone at 1-800-USA-MINT
(872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment
may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is