WASHINGTON — Collectors can begin purchasing shiny, new quarters honoring New Mexico directly from the United States Mint at noon (ET) on April 7, 2008. The New Mexico commemorative quarter–dollar is available for approximately 10 weeks, and options include a two–roll set priced at $32.95, and 100– and 1,000 coin bags priced at $32.95 and $309.95, respectively. There is no order limit on these options.
The New Mexico quarter–dollar is the 47th coin released in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program and the second commemorative quarter issued in 2008. The coin’s obverse features a Zia sun symbol superimposed over a topographical outline of the State. Inscriptions on the coin are “Land of Enchantment,” “New Mexico” and “1912.”
Struck on the main production floors at the United States Mint facilities at Denver and Philadelphia, the coins in the New Mexico quarter–dollar bags and rolls were minted for use in general circulation. Each canvas bag carries a tag with the mint of origin and the monetary value of its contents ($25 or $250). The two–roll sets include one roll each of 40 coins wrapped in distinctive packaging bearing the 50 State Quarters logo and the “D” and “P” mint marks. The packaging also bears the official state abbreviation “NM” and the dollar value of the contents.
Collectors may order bags and rolls of New Mexico quarters at the United States Mint’s secure web site, www.usmint.gov, or at the toll–free number, 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may call 1–888–321–MINT (6468). Domestic orders include a $4.95 fee per order for shipping and handling. Because of their size and weight, orders for 1,000–coin quarter bags will be assessed an additional fee of $7.95.
The bags and rolls of 50 State Quarters coins, along with other specific products, are included in the United States Mint’s Online Subscription Program. Customers who are interested in this convenient shopping method should visit www.usmint.gov for more information.
Note: Orders placed before the designated date and time are subject to cancellation. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Answer ID #175.