WASHINGTON — Collectors may begin placing their orders for bags and rolls of Guam commemorative quarter–dollar coins on May 26, at noon Eastern Time. The bags and rolls contain general circulating quality coins struck on the production floors at the United States Mint facilities at Denver and Philadelphia.
The bags of Guam quarters are packaged in 100–coin bags ($32.95) and 1,000–coin bags ($309.95). Each bag has a tag identifying the mint of origin and “GU.”
The two–roll sets ($32.95) include one roll each of 40 coins bearing the “D” and “P” mint marks. The distinctive packaging displays the mint of origin, “GU” and the dollar value of the contents.
Both options display the genuine United States Mint logo.
The Guam quarter–the third coin in the 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program–is scheduled for release by the Federal Reserve on May 26. The coin’s reverse (tails side) design depicts the outline of the island, a flying proa (a seagoing craft built by the Chamorro people), and a latte stone (an architectural element used as the base of homes). Inscriptions on the coin’s reverse include GUAM and Guahan I Tanó ManChamorro, which means “Guam – Land of the Chamorro.”
The United States Mint will accept orders for the bags and rolls of Guam quarters at its 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). Please add $4.95 for shipping and handling to all domestic orders. Because of their size and weight, an additional charge of $7.95 per bag will be applied to orders for 1,000–coin quarter bags.