Maryland State Quarters Available By the Bag at Beginning April 3

March 27, 2000
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Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Mint today announced that the new Maryland Quarter under the 50 State Quarters Program will be available in bags of 100 and 1,000 coins at beginning April 3.

“The bags of 50 State Quarters have quickly become one of the Mint’s most popular products,” said Acting Mint Director John Mitchell. “The Massachusetts quarter bags sold out in only three weeks. Since demand for the new quarter honoring Maryland is expected to be just as strong, we are again making 10 million coins available for sale in bags.”

The Maryland quarter features a reverse design depicting the Maryland State House dome in Annapolis — the only state house in the country to have served as the nation’s capitol — the state nickname, “The Old Line State,” and White Oak leaf clusters.

Mint–sewn bags feature Maryland quarters struck on our main production floors in Philadelphia and Denver. Each bag is marked with the Mint of origin and the dollar value of its contents ($25 or $250). These are the same coins that are shipped to the Federal Reserve for distribution in commerce and will be shipped directly to customers in 100–coin bags for $35.50 and in 1,000–coin bags for $300.00.

Customers may order the Maryland quarters in bags directly online via the U.S. Mint secure web server at and pay no additional shipping and handling charges. Customers who prefer to fax their orders may download an order form at the website and fax it to (301) 344–4150, and customers also may order by telephone by calling 1–800–USA–MINT. (Telephone and fax orders incur a shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order.) No mail orders will be accepted. Maryland quarters are expected to sell out quickly so customers are encouraged to order directly online at Please allow approximately 6–8 weeks for delivery.


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