Next week kicks off a busy November for the United States Mint and for CoinNews.net as we pack our bags for trips to South Dakota and Colorado.
The first week in November is filled with U.S. Mint five-ounce coin and quarter products commemorating Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Darrin and I were born and raised in the state, so we’re racing back for the Mint-hosted coin forum on Tuesday night and for the Mount Rushmore quarter ceremony on Wednesday morning. (Read about these events.)
We’re looking forward to shaking hands with United States Mint Acting Associate Director of Manufacturing David Croft. He’ll be the senior Mint official at the ceremony and coin forum. Croft also happens to be the plant manager for the Denver Mint, the only one of the four U.S. Mint production facilities that we haven’t stopped by this year. As thrilled as we are to go back home, we’re cutting our stay short so we can travel to Denver and get the inside scoop about what goes on inside the historic plant.
Since we’ll be on the road a bit this month and because there are many U.S. Mint product releases, each Friday we’ll publish a very short coin news article about the upcoming week of launches.
2013 Mount Rushmore Quarter in Rolls and Bags
In getting started and already discussed in part, on Monday, Nov. 4, the U.S. Mint will make available six products featuring circulating-quality versions of the Mount Rushmore quarter. This is the last of the five 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters and the 20th overall in the series. Fifty-six are scheduled through to 2021 with each one bearing a different design that is emblematic of the national park or site honored.
Available Mount Rushmore product options include varying quantities of the quarters in bags and rolls and with choices of where they were produced — the San Francisco Mint, Philadelphia Mint and Denver Mint. Prices for the products range from $18.95 to $34.95.
When released, the quarters may be ordered through this Mint page.
2013-P Mount Rushmore Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins
Then on Thursday, Nov. 7, plan for 2013-P Mount Rushmore Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. It bears the same designs as the quarters but is struck from five ounces of 99.9% pure silver to a diameter of three-inches.
Limited to 25,000 units and all from the Philadelphia Mint, its price will be $154.95 as long as silver stays steady.
When released, the silver coin may be ordered through this Mint page.
For reference, a list of upcoming products for November and their release dates follows.
US Mint Numismatic Product Releases in November
|Release Date||US Mint Product||Price|
|11/04||2013-S Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter Rolls||$18.95|
|11/04||2013 P & D Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter Two-Roll Sets||$32.95|
|11/04||2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter 100-Coin Bags||$34.95|
|11/04||2013 P, D & S Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter Three-Roll Sets||$46.95|
|11/07||2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||$154.95|
|11/12||2013 Woodrow Wilson $1 Coin Cover||$19.95|
|11/14||2013 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set||$44.95|
|11/14||2013 Ida McKinley First Spouse Gold Proof Coin||TBD|
|11/14||2013 Ida McKinley First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin||TBD|
|11/19||2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarters Three-Coin Set||$9.95|
|11/19||2013 McKinley $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set||$9.95|
|11/21||2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™||$5.95|
|11/21||2013 Edith Roosevelt First Spouse Gold Proof Coin||TBD|
|11/21||2013 Edith Roosevelt First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin||TBD|
|11/26||2013 Roosevelt $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set||$9.95|
U.S. Mint product sales begin at 12:00 noon ET on the provided release dates. In addition to the links above, the products may be ordered at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
We’ll talk more about the above products on the day of their launch, as well as offer behind-the-scene coin news as available.