Now available from the United States Mint are rolls and bags of quarters honoring American Memorial Park in the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Products options include 100-coin bags, 40-coin rolls, 2-roll sets and 3-roll sets. All contain circulation quality quarters taken directly from the production floors of the U.S. Mint’s facilities in Philadelphia, Denver or San Francisco.
American Memorial Park is located on the island of Saipan of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The park was established on August 18, 1978 and includes 133 acres honoring the American and Marianas people who gave their lives during the Marianas Campaign of World War II. At the memorial, the American flag is displayed and centered around Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Coast Guard flags. The memorial includes 26 granite panels inscribed with the names of the 5,204 service members who died during the invasion of Saipan.
American Memorial Park Quarter Designs
The reverse of each coin shows a young woman in traditional dress at the front of the Flag Circle and Court of Honor. Her hand rests on the plaque with text honoring the sacrifice of those who died. Inscriptions include "AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK," "N. MARIANA ISLANDS," "2019," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
This design was created by U.S. Mint artist Donna Weaver. Sculpting was completed by U.S. Mint sculptor-engraver Phebe Hemphill.
John Flanagan’s portrait of the first President of the United States George Washington appears on the obverse (heads side) of each coin. This design, with some modest revisions, has appeared on all quarters issued by the United States since 1932.
Obverse inscriptions read "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "QUARTER DOLLAR." Every obverse also has a mintmark indicating where it was made with a "P" for Philadelphia, a "D" for Denver and an "S" for San Francisco.
Quarter Roll and Bag Products
Six unique products are available containing the quarters. These are:
|Product||US Mint Production Facility||Price|
|40-coin rolls||San Francisco||$18.95|
|Two-roll sets||40 Philadelphia & 40 Denver coins||$32.95|
|Three-roll sets||40 San Francisco, 40 Philadelphia, & 40 Denver||$46.95|
|100-coin bags||San Francisco||$34.95|
Rolls have a face value of $10. Each bag has a face value of $25.
Of note, the Philadelphia and Denver Mints routinely produce the nation’s circulating coinage so American Memorial Park quarters from these facilities will appear in pocket change at some point. The San Francisco Mint, however, only produces circulation quality quarters for inclusion in numismatic products such as these bags and rolls.
Official Release Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Coin Forum
An official release ceremony for the American Memorial Park quarter is scheduled for later this month on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will be at the American Memorial Park Amphitheater,
Micro Beach Road, Garapan,
The evening before, April 29, a coin forum will be held at the American Memorial Park Visitor Center Theatre from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Ordering Quarter Rolls and Bags
Rolls and bags of American Memorial Park quarters may be purchased via the U.S. Mint’s online store located here. They may also be ordered by calling the U.S. Mint’s customer service line at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
2019 America the Beautiful Quarters
This coin is the second of five in 2019 and forty-seventh overall from the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. When completed, the series will have featured fifty-six unique designs commemorating national sites in each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. Territories.
Release dates for this year’s five quarters follow.
|Location||Site Honored||Release Date|
|Massachusetts||Lowell National Historical Park||Feb. 4, 2019|
|Northern Mariana Islands||American Memorial Park||April 1, 2019|
|Guam||War in the Pacific National Historical Park||June 3, 2019|
|Texas||San Antonio Missions National Historical Park||Aug. 26, 2019|
|Idaho||Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness||Nov. 4, 2019|
America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins
Along with these quarters, the U.S. Mint also strikes five ounce silver coins containing the same basic designs. They are produce from 99.9% pure silver and have a diameter of 3 inches.
Five-ounce options include bullion coins intended for investors that are sold through the U.S. Mint’s network of authorized purchasers and uncirculated coins intended for collectors that are available directly from the U.S. Mint. The American Memorial Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin will debut Thursday, April 4, for $154.95.