This set enters its tenth and final year honoring the states in the order in which they were admitted into the Union. The 2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters Proof Set™ features five new quarter designs: Oklahoma’s “Scissortail Flycatcher,” New Mexico’s “Land of Enchantment,” Arizona’s “Grand Canyon State,” Alaska’s “The Great Land,” and Hawaii’s “King Kamehameha I.” This set is a shining example of the United States Mint’s commitment to quality and excellence.
United States Mint proof coins are extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special 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, high relief. The coins are then packaged in presentation cases to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish.
This set not only makes a great gift but is also an enduring reminder of the Nation’s natural beauty and history. These coins will be minted in 2008, and never again!
Supplies are limited, so be sure to order your United States Mint 50 State Quarters Proof Set™ today. Please allow approximately 1-2 weeks for shipping.