The 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set features all five 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters minted in 90 percent silver, also known as “coin silver.” The silver in these coins can be seen by viewing the edge of the coin in the lens.
United States Mint proof coins feature sharp relief and a mirror–like background. Their sculpted, frosted 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 2017 edition of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set is the eighth annual release.
Each coin in the America the Beautiful 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 2017 reverse of these coins honour the sites below with the following designs:
Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in District of Columbia
Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri
Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) in New Jersey
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana