The US Mint has now released the 2017 America the Beautiful Frederick Douglass National Historic Site three coin set.
The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site quarter dollar coin in the 37th design to be released as a part of the America the Beautiful coin program, and the second release of 2017. That still leaves three designs to be released throughout the remainder of the year, namely the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MO), Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) (NJ), and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (IN) coins.
The set includes one uncirculated coin from the Denver Mint, another uncirculated coin from the US Mint's Philadelphia minting facility and a third proof quality coin from the San Francisco Mint. Combining all three of the available variants for this coin, excluding the silver and 5oz silver coins, in one attractive set.
The reverse of the coin depicts Frederick Douglass sitting at his writing desk, as was known to have done each morning, in the foreground. The background is populated by an engraved image of his Cedar Hill House, today known as the Frederick Douglass National Historic site – where he spent the last seventeen years of his life. The inscription along the rim reads : Inscriptions are “FREDERICK DOUGLASS”, “DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA”, “2017” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM”.
The obverse in turn depicts the classic, albeit slightly updated, John Flanagan portrait of George Washington from 1932. The legend on the coin's obverse reads : “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, “LIBERTY”, “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “QUARTER DOLLAR”. Along with the “P”, “D” or “S” mintmarks to indicate the coins mint of origin.
The set is housed in an attractive and durable plastic card that features a picturesque image of the site in the front. The rear of the card has a brief description of the site and of the coin itself, as well as a printed Certificate of Authenticity.
The mint is selling these sets for $9.95 each on their website with no order or product mintage limit imposed.