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In 1999, the US mint released proof mint sets which include those from the 50 State Quarters program. The 50 State Quarters Program honors each of the 50 states in the United States with collector coins to be released through a ten-year period to 2008. These mint sets include 10 coins in all, within a sealed presentation case. Look for the seal of authenticity, which is an “S” mint mark on each coin. The image is a frosted cameo and the background has a mirror finish. All coins distributed under the 50 State Quarters Program are legal tender.
Looking for more mint sets from the 50 states? The US mint also issued uncirculated mint sets. These mint sets include coins from the Denver and Philadelphia US mint locations. Mint sets from Philadelphia may have a “P” mint mark or none at all. The Denver mint sets will carry a “D” mint mark.