Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Mint announced today that quarters honoring Tennessee, the first coin in the 50 State Quarters Program to be struck for the year 2002, will go on sale beginning January 22, 2001, at 12:00 noon (ET), and will be available for purchase the entire 10 week period. The Tennessee quarters are available in two–roll sets (40 coins per roll), including one Philadelphia and Denver Mint Mark coin roll each, and in bags of 100 and 1,000 coins. The Tennessee quarters are also available for the first time in the Mint’s Subscription Program.
Tennessee joined the Union on June 1, 1796, becoming the 16th state. Home to musical great Elvis Presley, the Grand Ole Opry and the Beale Street Historic District, Tennessee is rich in its musical contributions. In honor of this musical heritage, the new quarter’s design incorporates musical instruments and a musical score with the inscription “Musical Heritage.” The three stars represent Tennessee’s three regions and distinct musical styles from each. It is the first time that a fiddle, a trumpet, or a guitar has been represented on U.S. coinage.
Each coin roll is wrapped in a specially designed U.S. Mint paper coin wrap that prominently displays the 50 State Quarters Program logo, a “P” or “D” representing the roll’s mint of origin, “TN” designating the state of Tennessee and “$10” representing its dollar value.
Each bag is marked with the Mint of origin and the dollar value of its contents ($25 or $250). Two roll sets will sell for $32.00, bags of 100 coins for $35.50, and bags of 1,000 coins for $300. These rolls and bags, featuring quarters used in regular transactions and struck on our main production floors at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities, will be shipped directly to you from the U.S. Mint. Note that there are no order limits on these products.
Customers can purchase the Tennessee quarter bags and rolls three ways. First, they can be purchased online using the Mint’s secure website at http://www.usmint.gov/. As an added convenience, customers may participate in a subscription ordering program where specific products, such as quarter bags and rolls, are charged and shipped to the customer automatically as each new state quarter is released. Second, they may call 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Third, they may download a fax order form from the website and fax it to (301) 918–2039. A shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order will be added to all phone and fax orders. Hearing and speech–impaired customers may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). Please allow approximately 2–3 weeks for delivery.