Circulation quality Acadia National Park Quarters were released today, June 11, 2012, via the Federal Reserve and U.S. Mint.
As is the case for all coinage intended for commerce, these quarters were struck in two locations — the Philadelphia Mint and Denver Mint. They therefore have either a denoting "P" or "D" mint mark on their obverse.
Federal Reserve Banks act as a distribution center for new circulating coins struck by the U.S. Mint, providing them to local banks that place orders. However, banks cannot order quarters by any specific design like they could back in the 50 States Quarters® Program, which means finding the Acadia National Park Quarter through them, or in daily change, is a hit and miss proposition.
This is one reason why the U.S. Mint also offers newly released quarters in two-roll sets of 80 coins and 100-coin bags. The rolls and bags offer a means for collectors to get both Philadelphia and Denver minted Acadia National Park Quarters in circulation quality. Unfortunately, there is a premium attached to buying them. These U.S. Mint products include 100-coin bags at $34.95 and two-roll sets (40 coins per roll) at $32.95. The bag and two-roll set premiums are $9.95 and $12.95, respectively, plus the cost of shipping and handling which is $4.95.
The quarter two-roll sets and bags are available from the U.S. Mint online store at http://www.usmint.gov/, or its toll free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
As a reminder, later this year the U.S. Mint will also offer San Francisco "S" Mint 2012 Acadia National Park Quarters in circulation quality. These will not be released into circulation through the Federal Reserve like the "D" and "P" quarters, but sold only by the Mint.