The United States Mint 2008 New Mexico Official First Day Covers went on sale Thursday, May 8. The coin cover is 47th in the series released.
The limited edition covers include two New Mexico state quarters that were minted on the first day of production.
Each quarter has the state’s "Zia sun symbol” design with one manufactured from the Mint’s facility in Denver while the other from Philadelphia. The respective mint marks of "D" and "P" are on each.
The first day covers are priced at $14.95, plus $4.95 for standard shipping and handling. There is a total production limit set at 35,000, but no household order limits in place.
In addition to the two state quarters, the display card includes a 41 cent American Flag postage stamp with a postmark of April 7, 2008 – the date the New Mexico coins were first released to the public.
Orders may be placed on the U.S. Mint’s product and order page:
The covers may also be purchased through the Mint’s toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
While orders can be placed now, the New Mexico First Day Covers will only start to ship on May 23, 2008.