Buyers have less than a week to purchase directly from the U.S. Mint bags and rolls of Mount Hood National Forest Quarters. In keeping with its last chance announcement, the Mint will permanently pull the coins from store shelves on Tuesday, November 15, at 12:00 noon ET.
Bags and rolls of Mount Hood Quarters first went on sale November 15, 2010 when they were released into circulation. Two-roll sets were released at $32.95 while bags were listed for $35.95. Those same prices are available until Tuesday at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or via 1-800-USA-MINT(872-6468).
Each two-roll set contains 80 quarters in total, with 40 from Philadelphia bearing the "P" mint mark and 40 from Denver featuring the "D" mint mark. Buyers have the option to purchase 100-coin bags filled with quarters minted from either facility.
The Mount Hood National Forest Quarter is the fifth issue in the America the Beautiful Quarters® series. It was the final quarter-dollar released in 2010.
The coin, designed and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, depicts Mount Hood with Lost Lake in the foreground. Added reverse inscriptions include MOUNT HOOD, OREGON, 2010 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
For reference, the latest weekly and total United States Mint sales figures for the quarters, as of Monday, follow:
|Mount Hood Quarter Sales|
|100-Coin Bag (P)||6,261||6,275||14||12,298|
|100-Coin Bag (D)||6,014||6,023||9|
The figures are the lowest of the 2010-dated releases. The United States Mint will begin selling bags and rolls of the final 2011-dated quarter on Monday, November 14, at 12:00 noon ET. The 10th issue in the America the Beautiful quarter series honors Chickasaw National Recreation Area located in the state of Oklahoma.
About Mount Hood National Forest
Mount Hood National Forest, located in north-central Oregon not far from the city of Portland, was first established as a national site on September 28, 1893 by President Grover Cleveland.
With just over 1 million acres, visitors flock to the national forest to see Mount Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, and several hot springs, lakes, and streams. Part of the forest includes the Oregon National Historic Trail, the gateway for pioneers traveling to the Oregon Territory in the 1800’s. Today’s popular activities include snow skiing, hiking, and camping, to name a few.