WASHINGTON — The United States Mint announced today that commemorative quarter–dollar coins honoring Nebraska, the second coin in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program to be released in 2006, will go on sale beginning April 3, 2006, at noon (ET), and will be available for approximately 10 weeks. The Nebraska quarter–dollars are available in two–roll sets (40 coins per roll), including one roll each from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and Denver, and in bags of 100 and 1,000 coins.
Each coin roll in the two–roll set is presented in a specially designed United States Mint paper coin wrap that prominently displays the 50 State Quarters Program logo, a “P” or “D” representing the roll’s mint of origin, “NE” designating the State of Nebraska, and “$10” representing its dollar value. Two–roll sets will sell for $32.00, bags of 100 coins for $35.50, and bags of 1,000 coins for $300.00. Each bag is marked with the mint of origin and the dollar value of its contents ($25.00 or $250.00). These bags and two–roll sets feature quarters used in regular transactions and are struck on our main production floors at the United States Mint at Philadelphia and Denver. There is no order limit on these products.
Nebraska, nicknamed the “Cornhusker State,” was admitted into the Union on March 1, 1867, becoming our Nation’s 37th state. Nebraska’s quarter depicts an ox–drawn covered wagon carrying pioneers in the foreground and Chimney Rock, the natural wonder that rises from the valley of the North Platte River, measuring 445 feet from base to tip. The sun is in full view behind the wagon. The coin also bears the inscriptions “Nebraska,” “Chimney Rock” and “1867.” Chimney Rock was designated a National Historic Site on August 9, 1956, and is maintained and operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society.
Customers can purchase the Nebraska quarter–dollars in bags and two–roll sets by using the United States Mint’s secure website, www.usmint.gov, or by calling 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). As an added convenience, customers can participate in a subscription–ordering program in which specific products, such as bags and two–roll sets, are charged and shipped to the customer automatically as each product is released. For more information about this ordering method, please visit www.usmint.gov. Hearing– and speech–impaired customers may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders. Quarter bags of 1,000 coins will have an additional charge of $7.95 per bag because of their weight and size.