WASHINGTON — Collectible bags and rolls of Acadia National Park quarters struck at the United States Mint at San Francisco will be available for purchase starting August 9 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The “S” mint mark quarters will not be released into circulation.
The Acadia National Park “S” mint mark quarters will be available in 100–coin bags priced at $34.95 and 40–coin rolls priced at $18.95. Orders will be accepted at the bureau’s online catalog, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, and at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.
The reverse (tails side) of the Acadia National Park quarter was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Associate Designer Barbara Fox and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Joseph Menna. The design depicts a view of the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and Acadia’s rough coastline. Inscriptions are ACADIA, MAINE, 2012 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The obverse (heads side) continues to feature John Flanagan’s familiar image of George Washington.
Launched in 2010, the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program is a 12–year initiative in which 56 quarters will be issued, featuring reverse designs depicting some of our most cherished national parks and other national sites. The bureau will issue five new quarter designs each year, with one final design in 2021.
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792. This year marks the bureau’s 220th anniversary. The United States Mint 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 August 9, 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.