2010 US Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

Struck from 90% silver, the 2010 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ is the debut annual set to contain only the coins of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

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The America the Beautiful Program features quarter dollars with reverse designs emblematic of selected sites of national interest throughout the United States and its territories. Locations chosen as part of the program include national parks, national forest, national seashores, national monuments, etc.

The coins in this Silver Proof Set mark the first through the fifth of the fifty-six coin program.

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters

Included in the 2010 Quarters Silver Proof Set are:

  • 2010-S Hot Springs National Park Quarter
  • 2010-S Yellowstone National Park Quarter
  • 2010-S Yosemite National Park Quarter
  • 2010-S Grand Canyon National Park Quarter
  • 2010-S Mount Hood National Forest Quarter

Each coin is released in the order upon which the honored site came under the direct control of the federal government.

Issue Information

Each coin is struck from 90% silver to proof quality and then encased in a protective lens. The case is then placed in an illustrated cardboard box for shipping to the customer.

Release Date

The 2010 Quarters Silver Proof Set was released by the Mint on May 27, 2010.

Issue Price

The issue price on each Proof Set was $32.95.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

An "S" on each coin in the set indicates they were struck at the US Mint’s facility in San Francisco.

Designer & Sculptor / Engraver

William Cousins slightly modified the John Flanagan portrait of George Washington found on the obverse (heads side) of each quarter dollar.

Found on the reverse (tails side) are images emblematic of the honored site. Design information for each strike is shown below:

  • Hot Springs National Park Quarter – designed by Don Everhart, sculpted/engraved by Joseph Menna
  • Yellowstone National Park Quarter – designed and sculpted/engraved by Don Everhart
  • Yosemite National Park Quarter – designed by Joseph Menna, sculpted/engraved by Phebe Hemphill
  • Grand Canyon National Park Quarter – designed and sculpted/engraved by Phebe Hemphill
  • Mount Hood National Forest Quarter – designed and sculpted/engraved by Phebe Hemphill

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $.25
Finish: Proof
Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Standard Weight: 6.250 g
Standard Diameter: 0.955 in.
24.26 mm
Edge: Reeded

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