The new State Quarters are America's most popular coins - but few people will ever have the chance to own the fabulous set of coins that are gold plated with pure 24 karat gold!
The State Quarters program started in 1999. Each year, five different states are being honored on their unique State Quarters. The order of issue is the order in which the states joined the Union. Each coin is struck for only about 10 weeks and can never be made again.
This collection includes the compete set of the 5 coins from this year:
Illinois, Alabama, Maine, Missouri, Arkansas
A very small number of original State Quarters have been set aside for this special edition. Each coin is plated in seven mils of pure 24 karat gold to give it a rich golden appearance. The gold plating is the highest quality in the world.
These coins are not available from the U.S. Mint. They are genuine State Quarters that are struck by the U.S. Mint, but the Mint does not have the capacity to gold-plate coins. Each State Quarter is individually encapsulated to protect its finish, and the 5-coin set comes complete with a presentation case.