2013 US Mint America the Beautiful Great Basin National Park 3-Coin Set
The eighteenth coin in the US Mint’s popular America the Beautiful quarters series, this 2013 Great Basin National Park America the Beautiful three-coin set depicts an ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree reaching out from its glacier-cut rock home.
The set contains two uncirculated Great Basin National Park quarters - one each from the Philadelphia US Mint and the Denver US Mint, as well as one proof-quality coin from the San Francisco US Mint. Proof-struck coins, commonly referred to as specimen-minted, are the most highly revered of all collectible coins. Coin aficionados devoutly pursue this elite class of coin because of its exceptional numismatic value and unmatched beauty.
An equally ideal gift item for fans of our national parks – especially Great Basin National Park – and for beginning coin collectors by displaying the same item from three mints sampled by uncirculated and proof, each set mounts the coins on a durable plastic card with a description and image of the national forest and a Certificate of Authenticity on the back.
In all, there will be up to 56 specially designed numismatic offerings between 2010 and 2021.
Great Basin National Park is a beautiful oasis hidden in the Nevada desert. This stunning park offers more than 40 miles of perennial streams and 400 springs to quench the parched ground and one of the main attractions in the park, the Lehman Caves, is most brilliantly decorated limestone solution caverns in the western United States. The park is also known for its beautiful and unique Bristlecone Pine trees, with some groves older than 4,000 years.
The other coins dated 2013 will feature:
• Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial (OH)
• Mount Rushmore National Memorial (SD)
• Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (MD)
• White Mountain National Forest (NH)