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Monday, October 27, 2008

2008 State Quarter Products Released


A few final products from the US Mint's recently released 2008 Gift Catalog feature this year's State Quarters.

The first product is the 2008 Hawaii First Day Coin Cover. Hawaii Quarters from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints are on a custom display card. One of the four 42 cent Flags 24/7 stamps are included. The postmark will be November 3, 2008, the first day Hawaii Quarters are released to the public. The covers are limited to 35,000 and priced at $14.95.

The second product is the 2008 50 State Quarters Greetings from America Card Set. These are baseball card sized cards that each include one quarter and one stamp. The stamps are from the Greetings from America stamp series. The cards are for the five quarters released in 2008: Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii. The set is priced at $27.99.

The last product is the 2008 50 State Quarters Greetings from America Portfolio. This is similar to the card set, but the coins and stamps are inlcuded in a portfolio with scenic photographs from each state. There are also Certificates of Authenticity signed by the United States Mint Director and Postmaster General. The portfolios are priced at $29.99.

The cards and portfolios from all prior years back to 1999 are actually still available for sale on the US Mint's website. You can find them here.

Sales for all of the above products began today October 27, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET. Although orders are being accepted, shipping for all of these products is delayed since the unreleased Hawaii Quarter is included. The US Mint's website states that the products will be available for shipping on December 15, 2008.

As mentioned these products were included in the 2008 Gift Catalog, which included several other products which were released today. You can check my prior posts for the other products:
2008 US Mint Gift Catalog
2008 Presidential Dollar Products
2008 American Legacy Collection

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3 Comments:

At October 30, 2008 at 7:12 PM , Blogger Bill said...

Michael,

Thanks for this info. In addition to the minted state quarters, I recently published a companion book called "The 50 State Quarter Poems". It has 20-line (10 syllables per line) poems about each state, and is an accurate historical and patriotic depiction of what's on each quarter. For more info see www.50statequarterpoems.com, or the book is available at any online bookstore (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.)

Bill Amirault

 
At October 31, 2008 at 8:40 AM , Blogger Michael said...

Bill,

Very interesting and I like the New Hampshire poem!

I will post a link to your site on today's Coin Update.

 
At November 2, 2008 at 9:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a source showing how many FDCs have actually been sold for each state that is up to date? The most recent figures I can find are only current through 2007. Thanks!

 

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