On March 5, 2021, the United States Mint released the 2021 Proof Set (Buy on eBay) at a price of $32.00.
Unlike prior sets that had included 5 Proof quarters from the America the Beautiful series with each set, the 2021 set only had two quarters housed in their own lens. One was the final ATB release for the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama. The reverse design depicts a Tuskegee Airman pilot suiting up to join the fight during World War II with the Moton Field control tower in the background. The pilot looks upward with pride and confidence as two P- 51 Mustangs pass overhead.
The other quarter was the one-year only 2021 Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter featuring an obverse design that marks a return to the familiar depiction of George Washington by John Flanagan as it appeared on the Washington Quarter from 1932 to 1998. The image was modified for the State Quarters, the D.C. and U.S. Territories Quarter, and the America the Beautiful Quarters Programs. In this revived depiction, Washington’s portrait is larger, and with higher relief. The reverse featured General George Washington commanding his troops through the overnight crossing of the ice-choked Delaware River prior to the Battle of Trenton during the American Revolutionary War.
Interestingly, despite including three fewer quarters, the 2020 sets were priced the same as the 2019 sets. However, initial sales for the set were high, primarily due to the popularity of the two 2021 quarters, especially the Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter, which drove sales.
2021 Proof Set Coins
- 2021-S Proof Lincoln Cent
- 2021-S Proof Jefferson Nickel
- 2021-S Proof Roosevelt Dime
- 2021-S Proof Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Quarter
- 2021-S Proof Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter
- 2021-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar
- 2021-S Proof Native American Dollar
2021 Proof Set Information
- Coins per Set: 7
- Face Value: $2.16
- Original Issue Price: $32.00
- Mintage: 512,603
Mintage numbers based on U.S. Mint sales figures as of August 22, 2023