This is a beautiful set of 90% silver quarter proofs.
U.S. Mint proof coins feature sharp relief and a mirror–like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them an exceptional cameo effect. Proof blanks are specially treated, polished and cleaned to ensure high quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief. The coins are then packaged in a protective lens to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish.
The 2016 edition of the America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set features the seventh annual release of five quarters in the series.
Each coin in this series features a common obverse (heads) with the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “QUARTER DOLLAR.”
The 2016 reverse (tails) of these coins honor the sites below with the following designs:
- Shawnee National Forest in Illinois
- Cumberland Gap National Historic Park in Kentucky:
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia
- Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota
- Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument in South Carolina