American Memorial Park Quarters for Northern Mariana Islands Released

by Darrin Lee Unser on April 1, 2019 · 1 comment

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.

American Memorial Park quarter, rolls and bags

The U.S. Mint released rolls and bags of Northern Mariana Islands’s American Memorial Park quarter

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."

2019 American Memorial Park Quarter - Reverse

Designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, the American Memorial Park quarter for Northern Mariana Islands depicts a young woman in traditional attire at the front of the Flag Circle and Court of Honor. The quarter is the second release this year and the forty-seventh in the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarter® Program.

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
100-coin bags Philadelphia $34.95
100-coin bags Denver $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,
Saipan, CNMI.

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.

Photo of 2019-S Proof America the Beautiful Quarters and Lens

Above is a CoinNews photo of the five 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters. These coins are proof editions that launched in a collector set earlier this year.

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.

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These last 2 designs are fuguly deluxe. People now celebrate national parks…lag poles & machinery a salute to our NATIONAL PARKS…wow what;s next Trump Tower for NY?