WASHINGTON — The 12th coin in the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program, honoring Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, will enter into circulation on April 2. At noon Eastern Time (ET) the same day, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for collectible bags and rolls containing the new quarter. The 100–coin bags are priced at $34.95, and the two–roll sets (40–coins per roll) are priced at $32.95.
The coins in the bags and rolls were struck for general circulation on the main production floors of the United States Mint facilities at Denver and Philadelphia. The two–roll sets include one roll of coins from each facility. The special numismatic wrapping displays the name “Chaco Culture National Historical Park,” the abbreviation “NM” for New Mexico, “$10,” the value of its contents, and “P” or “D” for the mint of origin. Each canvas bag has a tag with “Chaco Culture National Historical Park,” “NM” and “P” or “D.”
Orders will be accepted at the bureau’s secure Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, and 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 charge of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.
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 2, 2012, 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.