WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for bags and two–roll sets containing the new Gettysburg National Military Park quarter at noon Eastern Time (ET) on January 27. The two–roll sets are priced at $39.95 each and the bags at $49.95 each.
The coins in the bags and rolls were minted on the main production floors of the United States Mint facilities at Denver and Philadelphia for use in general circulation. The two–roll sets (40 coins per roll) include one roll each of coins bearing the “P” and “D” mint marks. The coins are wrapped in distinctive packaging displaying the name “Gettysburg National Military Park,” abbreviation “PA” for Pennsylvania, mint of origin, and “$10,” the face value of its contents. Each canvas bag has a tag with “Gettysburg National Military Park,” “PA,” mint of origin, and “$25,” the face value of its contents.
Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders to cover shipping and handling costs.
The Gettysburg National Military Park quarter is the sixth coin in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, a multi–year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites in each state, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. The coin’s reverse design depicts the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument, located on the battle line of the Union Army at Cemetery Ridge. Inscriptions are GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, 2011 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The coin’s reverse was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Phebe Hemphill.
Additional information about the United States Mint is available at http://www.usmint.gov.
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 January 27, 2011, at noon ET 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.