United States Mint Releases America the Beautiful Quarters® and America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Honoring Denali
WASHINGTON - Beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET) on November 5, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for America the Beautiful Quarters Program products honoring Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. The coins' reverse (tails side) design features a Dall sheep with Mount McKinley rising in the background, with the inscriptions DENALI, ALASKA, 2012 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. This is the 15th coin issued through the bureau's America the Beautiful Quarters Program and America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Program.
"P" and "D" Mint Mark Product Options
Product options include 100-coin bags priced at $34.95 each and two-roll sets (40 coins per roll) priced at $32.95 each, containing circulating quality coins that were struck at the United States Mint facilities at Denver and Philadelphia. The two-roll set includes one roll of coins from each facility.
"S" Mint Mark Product Options
Product options include 100-coin bags priced at $34.95 each and single 40-coin rolls priced at $18.95 each, containing circulating quality quarters struck at the United States Mint at San Francisco. Unlike the "P" and "D" mint mark quarters, quarters with the "S" mint mark will not be released into circulation.
The special numismatic wrapping for the coin rolls displays the name "Denali National Park and Preserve"; the abbreviation "AK" for Alaska; "$10," the face value of its contents; and "P," "D" or "S" for the mint of origin. Each canvas bag has a tag with "Denali National Park and Preserve," "AK," and "P," "D" or "S."
America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin
This product is the collector version of the coin issued through the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion CoinTM Program. Struck in .999 fine silver, these three-inch, five-ounce coins display the "P" mint mark indicating production at the United States Mint at Philadelphia. To protect the uncirculated quality finish, each coin is enclosed in a capsule and an attractive presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity is also included. The America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are currently priced at $229.95; however, as with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, the price is subject to change. Orders for all Denali National Park and Preserve products will be accepted at the bureau's online catalog, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321 MINT (6468). Please add $4.95 to all domestic orders for shipping and handling.
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792. This year marks the bureau's 220th anniversary. The United States Mint is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products including proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of November 5, 2012, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint's Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.
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