The United States Mint will end sales for all six D.C. and U.S. Territories Quarters First Day Coin Covers on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
The U.S. Mint published a last chance product page at its online store in mid-May which listed the coin covers discontinued date and time, which followed the June 15, 2010 ending availability of its 2009 Lincoln cents and related products.
Each of the covers feature an attractive display card containing two quarters –one each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver– that were struck on the first day of their mintage, and a U.S. Flag postage stamp with a postmark showcasing when the coins were released to the public.
The following table contains the issue dates, maximum mintage limits and the latest quarters coin cover sales figures as of Sunday, June 27. These are likely to be the final figures provided by the U.S. Mint this year, as it seldom offers updated unaudited numbers after a product is taken off sale.
Coin Cover Issue Dates & Sales Figures
|District of Columbia||April 24, 2009||25,000||20,213|
|Puerto Rico||May 26, 2009||25,000||17,145|
|Guam||July 28, 2009||25,000||13,646|
|American Samoa||Sept. 8, 2009||20,000||12,037|
|Virgin Islands||Nov. 10, 2009||20,000||10,930|
|Northern Mariana Islands||Jan. 12, 2010||20,000||10,437|
The products are being sold at their original prices — $14.95 each. Customers may order them online from the US Mint page:
Phone orders may be placed at the Mint’s toll-free number at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The District of Columbia & U.S. Territories quarters are being replaced with new coins from the America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program, which will feature rotating reverse designs at a rate of five each year until at least 2021. The U.S. Mint has said that it will not offer coin covers for the new series, although it has added three America the Beautiful Quarters Sets to its product portfolio.