Puerto Rico Quarters Launched, US Mint Bags & Rolls on Sale


Puerto Rico Quarters2009 Puerto Rico Quarters were officially released into circulation Monday with rolls and coin bags of the quarter-dollars available directly from the United States Mint.

The Puerto Rico quarter is the second of six coins to be released in the 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program.

The design on the reverse or tails side of the quarter features a historic sentry box in old San Juan and a hibiscus, Puerto Rico’s official flower. The design by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna also includes the inscriptions Isla del Encanto (Island of Enchantment), E PLURIBUS UNUM, 2009 and PUERTO RICO.

US Mint two-roll sets include 40 commemorative quarters struck in Philadelphia with the "P" mintmark and 40 coins from Denver with the "D" mintmark. The set price is $32.95.

The public may also purchase 100- and 1,000 coin bags by "P" or "D" mintmark for $32.95 and $309.95, respectively. The newly released coins may be found through the Mint page:

D.C. & US Territories Quarters

Additionally, the US Mint accepts orders at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).

Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands territory quarters will follow in equal intervals, approximately every two months. Rolls and bags of DC quarters were offered first on Jan. 26.

The Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program concluded in November with Hawaii. Following the 2009 quarter releases, National Park Quarters will be issued in 2010 and last for at least 11 years. For more information on this series, also see America the Beautiful Quarters.

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Chester Suttle

Why is it the US Mint charges 32.95 for $20.00 worth of coins as the postage isnt $12.95 to send them?