Rolls and bags of the first 2010 America the Beautiful Quarter will be released on April 19, 2010, the United States Mint said this week. If tradition holds, this will also be the day the coins are officially released into circulation.
The first of the 56 quarters in the new 11-year program will honor a park in Arkansas and is named the Hot Springs National Park Quarter. The April 19 date is in line with expectations, as US Mint Director Moy discussed "the third week of April" during a recent coin forum.
The Mint has also decided on what it will charge for two-roll sets and 100-coin bags of the new quarters. The $32.95 price for the rolls is the same as what the Mint charged last years. The 100-coin bags, however, will be more expensive with a $3 price increase at $35.95.
The Mint has said these prices will be used for all 2010 quarter rolls and bags, which will be available later in the year when each of the remaining 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters are released. These will include the:
- Yellowstone National Park Quarter
- Yosemite National Park Quarter
- Grand Canyon National Park Quarter
- and Mount Hood National Forest Quarter
The Two-Roll Quarter Sets are issued following each release. The set includes 80 circulation strike quarter-dollars, with one roll containing 40 coins with the Philadelphia "P" mint mark and the other roll with the Denver "D" mint mark.
100-Coin Quarter Bags (P) contain circulation strikes of the quarters minted in Philadelphia. At a $35.95 price, the premiums for each bag is $10.95.
100-Coin Quarter Bags (D) contain circulation strikes of the quarter-dollars minted in Denver.
The Mint has been busy of late with new pricing, having just announced the product prices for the annual sets it will release this year.
- 2010 US Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set at $14.95
- 2010 US Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set at $32.95
- 2010 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set at $31.95
- 2010 US Mint Proof Set at $31.9
- 2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set at $56.95
When the first rolls and sets are released at noon ET on April 19, they may be purchased directly from the US Mint Web site (http://www.usmint.gov/) or via their toll free number at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
For those who are interested, the Yosemite National Park Quarter event is Thursday, July 29th at Yosemite National Park at 11:00 am PT. The general public is invited to gather at the Yosemite Valley Visitor’s Center where the launch will take place. There will be live music, special guest speakers, and children under the age of 18 will receive a free Yosemite National Park quarter to commemorate this special day. If you can’t make it to the event, you can check out the live webcast at http://bit.ly/b2Oxmd The webcast starts at 10:55 am (PT).