WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will offer bags and two–roll sets containing Glacier National Park quarters for sale beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET) on April 4, 2011. The bags are priced at $49.95 each, and the two–roll sets are priced at $39.95 each.
Both product options contain coins minted at the United States Mint facilities at Denver and Philadelphia. The two–roll sets contain one roll each of 40 coins bearing the “P” and “D” mint marks, wrapped in distinctive packaging displaying the name “Glacier,” the abbreviation “MT” for Montana, the mint of origin and “$10,” the face value of its contents. The 100–coin canvas bags bear tags denoting their mint of origin, “Glacier,” “MT” and “$25,” the total value of their contents.
Orders will be accepted online at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.
The Glacier National Park quarter is the seventh released in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The coin’s reverse (tails side) design depicts a classic view of the northeast slope of Mount Reynolds towering in the distance, while a mountain goat climbs over the rocky slopes of the park’s high country. Inscriptions are GLACIER, MONTANA, 2011 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The reverse image was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Associate Designer Barbara Fox and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Charles L. Vickers.
The coin’s obverse (heads side) design–common to each coin in the series–continues to feature the familiar 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.
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 April 4, 2011, 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.