A few days ago the U.S. Mint announced the release ceremony for the Arizona state quarter. On the same day of the ceremony, June 2, 2008, millions of Arizona state quarters will have been minted.
Demand dictates how many Arizona quarters there will be in total. Based on previous state quarter production figures, around 500 million is a likely bet.
Getting hundreds of millions of coins into circulation takes time. Instead of waiting for the Arizona 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.
The Mint is offering the Arizona quarters in:
Two-roll sets for $32.95. One 40-coin roll is from the Mint facility at Philadelphia with coins bearing "P" mintmarks while the other roll is from Denver with "D" 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 June 2 and for approximately 10 weeks. Each may be purchased through the Mint page:
Orders may also be placed using the Mint’s toll free line, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may call 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
Arizona state quarter design and image
The Arizona quarter is the 48th coin in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program.
Arizonans helped the Governor select the final Arizona quarter design in May 2007 after more than 112,800 rankings were sent to the Governor’s Office.
The quarter depicts the Grand Canyon with a Saguaro Cactus in the foreground. A banner reading “Grand Canyon State” separates the two images.
The coin also bears the inscriptions “Arizona” and “1912.”