WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for 100–coin bags and two–roll sets containing the new quarter–dollar honoring Chickasaw National Recreation Area on November 14, 2011, at noon Eastern Time (ET). The bags are priced at $49.95 each and the two–roll sets at $39.95 each.
The coins in the bags and rolls were struck on the main production floors of the United States Mint facilities at Denver and Philadelphia for use in general circulation but have never been released into circulation. The two–roll sets (40 coins per roll) include one roll each bearing the “P” and ‘D” mint marks. The special numismatic packaging displays the name “Chickasaw National Recreation Area,” the abbreviation “OK” for Oklahoma, “$10,” the value of its contents, and “P” or “D” for the mint of origin. Each canvas bag has a tag with “Chickasaw National Recreation Area,” “OK” and “P” or “D.”
Orders will be accepted 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 fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders to cover shipping and handling costs.
The Chickasaw National Recreation Area quarter is the fifth coin released in 2011 and the 10th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The site is unique in that it was the support of an Indian tribe, the Chickasaw Nation. It was first established as a national site on July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. 641).
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 November 14, 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.