Puerto Rico Quarter Bags & Rolls
The US Mint will begin sales of the 2009 Puerto Rico Quarter Bags and Rolls on March 30, 2009 at 12:00 Noon ET. This will mark the release of the second coin for the 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program.
The reverse of the 2009 Puerto Rico Quarter features a view of the sea from a sentry box in old San Juan. Also included is the hibiscus, which is the state flower of Puerto Rico, and the inscription "Isla del Encanto," whch translates to "Island of Enchantment." The reverse was designed and sculpted by Joseph Menna.
The US Mint will sell two roll sets of the Puerto Rico Quarters, which contain one roll from the Philadelphia Mint and one roll from the Denver Mint in custom coin wrappers. The two roll sets are priced at $32.95. Both 100-coin and 1,000-coin bags will be available from each individual mint. The bags will be priced at $32.95 and $309.95, respectively.
It's interesting to note that the District of Columbia Quarter Bags and Rolls offering has already sold out of both 1,000-coin bag offerings. With newly minted coins becoming more difficult to obtain through the normal channels, the US Mint is likely seeing an uptick in their sales of bags and rolls.
Product pages for the upcoming offerings have not yet been posted on the US Mint's online catalog.