WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Guam Official First Day Coin Cover on July 28, 2009, at noon Eastern Time (ET). Production is limited to 25,000 units.
Priced at $14.95 each, the Guam Official First Day Coin Cover features two Guam commemorative quarter–dollar coins, one each bearing the mint mark from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver. The quarters are mounted on a handsome display card in an envelope with a 44–cent United States Flag postage stamp. The postmark of MAY 26, 2009, HAGATNA, GU marks the day the Guam quarters were first released to the Federal Reserve Bank and to the public.
The reverse (tails side) of the Guam commemorative quarter 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 include GUAM and Guahan I Tanó ManChamorro (“Guam – Land of the Chamorro”).
Orders for the Guam Official First Day Coin Cover will be accepted at www.usmint.gov/catalog or at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may place their orders at 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on–sale date and time of noon ET on July 28, 2009, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.