Chaco Culture Three-Coin Set Issued By US Mint

by US Coins Today on April 17, 2012

in America the Beautiful Coins

2012 America the Beautiful Three-Coin Set - Chaco Culture National Historical Park (US Mint image)

Today, April 17, 2012, the United States Mint released the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ - Chaco Culture. This set contains three different examples of the Chaco Culture ATB Quarter which is the second 2012-dated strike to appear as part of the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

Each three-coin set may be purchased for $9.95, directly from the US Mint while supplies last. The Mint's standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order applies.

Included as part of the set is one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Philadelphia, one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Denver and one proof quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco. The coins are housed in a durable plastic card which also contains an image and brief description of Chaco Culture National Historical Park located in the state of New Mexico. The card also contains a Certificate of Authenticity.

The three Chaco Culture Quarters all showcase the same image emblematic of the national historical park on their reverse. The design is described by the US Mint with:

"The reverse of the second quarter of 2012 illustrates a view to the west of two elevated kivas that are part of the Chetro Ketl Complex.  The design also shows the north wall of Chetro Ketl and the north wall of the canyon.  Inscriptions are CHACO CULTURE, NEW MEXICO, 2012 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.  The reverse was designed by AIP Master Designer Donna Weaver and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill."

Shown on the obverse is a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The image of Washington was designed by John Flanagan and has appeared on quarter dollars in one form or another since 1932.

The America the Beautiful Quarters debuted in 2010 and features five new quarter dollars annually. Each features a unique reverse design emblematic of a different site of national interest.

Collectors may order the Chaco Culture Three-Coin Set from the United States Mint website at http://catalog.usmint.gov or by calling the bureau’s toll free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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