War in the Pacific Park Quarter for Guam Released

by Mike Unser on June 3, 2019 · 8 comments

Today, June 3, the United States Mint started selling rolls and bags of 2019 War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarters. Featuring a design emblematic of the historical area located in the territory of Guam, the coin marks the 48th release from the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful quarter dollar series.

War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarter, rolls and bags

The U.S. Mint released rolls and bags of Guam’s War In The Pacific Park quarter

Six unique products are available as part of the release, including single coin rolls, two-roll sets, three-roll sets, and three options of 100-coin bags. They hold circulation quality quarters pulled directly from the production floors of the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints.

War in the Pacific National Historical Park was established on Aug. 18, 1978 and contains over 2,000 acres set aside to commemorate the "bravery, courage, and sacrifice of those participating in the campaigns of the Pacific Theater of World War II," the park’s official website describes. Guam was captured by Japanese forces in 1941 and liberated by American forces in 1944. Signs of those military struggles can still be seen today at the park.

War in the Pacific Quarter Designs

The new quarter’s reverse portrays American forces coming ashore at Asan Bay, strengthening the number of troops on the island in the fight for Guam and its eventual liberation. Surrounding the image are inscriptions reading: "WAR IN THE PACIFIC," "GUAM," "2019," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." Joel Iskowitz created the artwork and Michael Gaudioso sculpted it.

Photo of War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarter

This CoinNews photo shows the reverse (tails side) of a 2019 War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarter

In second half of the following U.S. Mint video, Gaudioso talks briefly about his work on the quarter.

 

Like all coins in the series of America the Beautiful quarter dollars, its obverse shows a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The effigy was designed by artist John Flanagan and has appeared on U.S. quarters since 1932.

Around the portrait are the inscriptions of "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "QUARTER DOLLAR." In addition, there is a mintmark with a "P" for Philadelphia, a "D" for Denver and an "S" for San Francisco.

War in the Pacific Park Quarter Roll and Bag Products

The available roll and bag products and their prices include:

Product US Mint Production Facility Price
40-coin rolls San Francisco $18.95
Two-roll sets 40 Philadelphia & 40 Denver coins $32.95
Three-roll sets 40 San Francisco, 40 Philadelphia, & 40 Denver $46.95
100-coin bags San Francisco $34.95
100-coin bags Philadelphia $34.95
100-coin bags Denver $34.95

 

In an important distinction, while the Denver and Philadelphia Mints produce the circulating coinage of the nation, the quarters struck at the San Francisco Mint are only created for use in numismatic products such as these bags and rolls.

Ordering Quarter Rolls and Bags

War in the Pacific quarters may be purchased via the U.S. Mint’s online store located here. They may also be ordered by calling the U.S. Mint’s customer service line at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

2019 America the Beautiful Quarter Dollars

The 25-cent piece also started entering circulation today. In a bit of a twist, the official War in the Pacific quarter release ceremony was held almost a month ago. Typically, launch ceremonies have followed a quarter’s release into circulation.

War in the Pacific Park Quarter Pour

United States Mint Director David Ryder, Governor Lourdes Leon Guerrero and War in the Pacific National Historical Park Superintendent Barbara Alberti, participate in the ceremonial coin pour during the launch of the War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarter in Asan, Guam, on May 3, 2019. The coin is the 48th release in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. U.S. Mint photo by Sharon McPike.

The War in the Pacific coin is the third of five quarters to be issued by the U.S. Mint in its America the Beautiful series for 2019.

Photo of 2019-S Proof America the Beautiful Quarters and Lens

Above is a CoinNews photo of the five 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters. These coins are proof editions that launched in a collector set earlier this year.

The complete list of the 2019-dated quarters and their release dates is shown below:

Location Site Honored Release Date
Massachusetts Lowell National Historical Park Feb. 4, 2019
Northern Mariana Islands American Memorial Park April 1, 2019
Guam War in the Pacific National Historical Park June 3, 2019
Texas San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Aug. 26, 2019
Idaho Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Nov. 4, 2019

 

America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins

The U.S. Mint also strikes large five ounce .999 fine silver coins with the same designs as on quarters. They are produce from 99.9% pure silver and have a diameter of 3 inches.

Five-ounce options include bullion coins intended for investors that are sold through the U.S. Mint’s network of authorized purchasers and uncirculated coins intended for collectors that are available directly from the U.S. Mint. The 2019 War in the Pacific National Historical Park Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin will go on sale June 6 for $154.95.

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Saw 5 listed as for sale & one sold today at 6:06 pm uncertified on ebay- so I’m guessing it’s the first War in the Pacific West Point Quarter that is certified is what starts the week of discovery clock – unsure?

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I just read the PCGS rules regarding first discovery, first week of discovery and so on, so I understand that it is coins that are certified by PCGS which starts the clock

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Another ”W” quarter to look for.

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Richard Margolis

I read that 10 million W mint coins will be produced or 2 million per issue. What is the percent W mint as compared to P and D mints for each of the ATB quarters. They seem impossible to find.

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A good question, since final mintages aren’t out. If they are the same as last year my guess is 1 in 185. That compares well with the uncirculated -S mint quarters, which I’ve seen from dealers for under a dollar each, but of course the difference is those can be purchased from the Mint. My guess is the -W prices will stabilize in the $15-20 or so range for AU (lightly circulated) examples. I’m looking too, so far no luck.

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I was very lucky – almost never use cash – went to McDonald’s in the Richmond VA area – one of the 3 quarters was a AU Lowell w- wow excited – been back to same location twice since then – each time received a AU Park – 1st of 2 quarters released – both had p mint marks – still the 1st find was a thrill – collecting out of circulated coins –

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Just like the good old days (’50s for me) when early 20th century coins circulated…always a thrill to find something in change. Good for you! Guess there’s hope to keep looking

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Are the San Francisco quarters all proofs?