Just days ago the United States Mint announced the release ceremony for the New Mexico state quarter. By the time the ceremony happens, millions of New Mexico state quarters will have been minted.
Although the final production numbers will depend on demand, it’s noteworthy that the mintage production figures exceeded 500,000,000 for each state quarter released in 2007.
Getting hundreds of millions of coins into circulation takes time. Instead of waiting for the New Mexico quarter, collectors will have the opportunity to buy special Mint-sewn bags and a two-roll set of them directly from the U.S. Mint.
Finding and buying New Mexico commemorative quarters – purchase information and URL
The Mint is offering the New Mexico quarters in:
Two-roll sets (40 coins per roll) for $32.95. One roll is from the Mint facility at Denver. The coins within the roll bear "D" mintmarks. The coins in other roll are from Philadelphia with "P" mintmarks.
$25 Dollar Bags with 100 coins for $32.95.
- $250 Dollar Bags with 1,000 coins for $309.95.
The coins will be available for purchase at noon (ET) on April 7 and for approximately 10 weeks. There are no order limits in place and each roll and bag option will be listed on the Mint online order page:
The two-roll sets and bags can also be purchased using the Mints toll free line, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may call 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
Through 2008, the Mint will also offer special collectible coin sets that will include the New Mexico commemorative quarter.
New Mexico state quarter design and image
The New Mexico quarter is the 47th coin in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program. Approximately 1,000 design concepts were suggested by New Mexico residents.
The final tails or reverse design of the coin features the "Zia Symbol over Topographical State Outline."
It features the Zia sun symbol over a topographical outline of the State with its nickname, "Land of Enchantment."
The Zia Pueblo believe the sun symbol represents the giver of all good, who gave gifts in groups of four. From the circle representing life and love without beginning or end, the four groups of four rays that emanate represent the four directions, the four seasons, the four phases of a day (sunrise, noon, evening, and night), and the four divisions of life (childhood, youth, middle years, and old age).
The coin’s design also bears the inscriptions "New Mexico" and "1912", which was the year New Mexico was admitted into the Union.