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August 19, 2013
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Product Options Featuring Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarters Available August 26

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will open sales on August 26 at noon Eastern Time (ET) for rolls and bags of quarters honoring Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Maryland.  The coins were struck on the main production floors of the United States Mint's facilities at Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.  Unlike quarters bearing the "P" and "D" mint marks, the quarters with the "S" mint mark will not be released into circulation or included in annual sets.  Available product options and their prices are as follows:  

 PRODUCT CODE
 PRODUCT OPTION
MINT MARK
 
 PRICE
WF4
 
Two-Roll Set (40 coins per roll)
 
 "P" and "D"
$32.95
 
WF1, WF2, WF3
 
100-Coin Bags
 
"P," "D," or "S"
 
$34.95
 
 WF5
Single Roll (40 coins)
 
"S"
 
$18.95
 
 TC5
Three-Roll Set
 
"P," "D," and "S"
 
$46.95 

The rolls of quarters feature special numismatic wrapping that displays the name "Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine"; the abbreviation "MD" for Maryland; "$10," the face value of their contents; and "P," "D," or "S" for the mint of origin.  The canvas bags display a tag with "Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine," "MD," and the mint of origin -- "P," "D," or "S."

Orders will be accepted via the bureau's online catalog at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).  The rolls and bags are also available through the Online Subscription Program. 

Please note:  The United States Mint is offering free standard shipping and reducing the cost of "expedited" shipping by $4.95 on all domestic Web site orders placed during the period of July 26 at 9 a.m. ET through September 30, 2013, at 5 p.m. ET.  Free standard shipping during this period applies only to orders placed on the Web site catalog that would normally carry the standard $4.95 or expedited $12.95 (+ $4.95) shipping fee.  (Customers will still be charged $12.95 for expedited shipping.)

The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter is the 19th coin released in the United States Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.  The official launch ceremony for the new quarter will be held September 13 at 10 a.m. ET at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, located at 2400 E. Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230.

The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873.  It 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 August 26, 2013, 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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Contact:
Press inquiries:  Carolyn Fields (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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