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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

2010 Yellowstone National Park Quarter Bags and Rolls

Today June 1, 2010 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2010 Yellowstone National Park Quarter bags and rolls. This also marks the circulation release date of the coins. A launch ceremony will be held later this week on June 3.

This coin will represent the second release for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which honors 56 different National Parks and sites over the next twelve years. The Yellowstone Quarter features an image of the Old Faithful geyser with American Bison in the foreground and background. The obverse of the coin features John Flanagan's portrait of George Washington.

The US Mint will offer a two roll set containing one roll of 40 coins from the Philadelphia Mint and one roll of 40 coins from the Denver Mint. This product is priced at $32.95. Bags containing 100 coins from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint will also be available, priced at $35.95 each. The products come in US Mint branded packaging, which indicates the park name, state abbreviation, face value, and mint mark.

As a change in procedure from last year, the US Mint intends to keep each quarter's bags and rolls products available for one year after the initial release date. In the past, sales of the bags and rolls had typically ended as a new design was released.

One of the enticements of the new quarter series has been the continuing trend towards lower mintages, especially in comparison to the popular 50 State Quarters Program. The Hot Springs Quarter had preliminary circulating coin production of 59.6 million across the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.

Through the end of April, the US Mint had produced a combined 17.8 million Yellowstone National Park Quarters, although production almost certainly continued into the following month. Updated production figures and perhaps a preliminary production totals for the Yellowstone Quarter should be available soon.

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At June 1, 2010 at 9:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please make the '10 Silver Eagles!

At June 1, 2010 at 11:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder why the mint did not use the same design process for these Park quarters as they used for the state quarters?

Maybe the mint should consider going to the state quarter coin design process for future coins as the state quarter designs were well received and showed a lot of interest for the mint.

The state quarter concept was a process consisting of nine stages,which at the end had the state picking the final designs or design.

Here we have bypassed the states it seems and have not used the states to help get the best designs possible.

For Commemorative coins maybe they should include the organization that the coin is commemorating with some input on the designs.

The state quarters were popular for many reasons, and sadly the process that arrived at those great coins has already been abandoned.

At June 1, 2010 at 11:33 AM , Blogger Lasloo said...

I actually think the 'design by committee' approach to the 50 state designs created BLAH designs.

Idaho has a Peregrine falcon on it? Its not its state bird, but its state raptor? really?

There was no real consistency between state designs. No overall look to make sure duplication wasn't occurring (Wright flyer on both the NC and OH quarters)

Most of the states just used outlines of their states, and maybe their state bird/flower/tree. Is that really emblematic of the state? What people want future collectors to think about when thinking about their state?

New Hampshire had the "Old Man in the Mountain"? and then it promptly crumbled to the ground a few years later.

so, no, I disagree. I prefer a group of coin and art and history experts to come up with ideas and designs... and then have others involved in helping to decide among the choices.

While the designs on the ATB quarters haven't been perfect, I've tended to like them better then the state designs. AND they feel more consistent overall.

At June 1, 2010 at 1:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am waiting to see some comments that say, "Wow, I bought the proof ATB quarters set and they are unbelievable. I am going to buy several more sets to give as gifts they are that good." But I have yet to see any comments like that. Maybe folks are just waiting to buy the whole enchilada proof set that is released later.

At June 1, 2010 at 1:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring on the 5 oz. silvers!!

At June 1, 2010 at 6:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you go into your local supermarket, restaurant, gas station, or any other generally busy establishment, ask the cashier or attendant if they've seen any Park quarters in their gisters or coin trays and you will get a blank stare and ..."Huh?".

The Mint has failed to make the general population even marginally aware of the new coins, and no one seems to care. The few who barely mention them or are cognizant of the quarters are a relative few bloggers here and whomever still 'collect' coins as a hobby. I fear the Golden Goose is mortally wounded and rapidly dieing a slow death. Nice job Moy!

At June 1, 2010 at 6:57 PM , Blogger Lasloo said...

Most people I've met are surprised to see the Westward Journey nickels, the 2009 Presidential pennies, and the 2010 Union Shield penny. In other words, nothing new.

Yes, the Mint hasn't advertised these new quarters, but neither have they done a great job with previous changes.

But that's the silver lining. Low mintages and currently little public knowledge of the existence of the coins.

IF and I mean BIG IF... IF the public starts finding these new quarters and wants to collect them (i.e. the demand eventually increases)... then the previous two characteristics of this series of quarters will turn out to be a very very good thing for current collectors.

In the meantime, they're educational and generally good designs and thus fun to collect as is (even if we have to get them through bags from the Mint).

At June 1, 2010 at 7:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any updates on the 5oz silver coins?

At June 2, 2010 at 9:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i received some P yellowstone quarters today at the mint. the detail for yellowstone is quite disappointing. the preliminary drawing was alot better. oh well what can you expect

At June 2, 2010 at 11:09 AM , Blogger Bob said...

Just got email that my Yellowstone Quarter subscription order shipped yesterday! Wow, 1st time I can remember them being on top of it and shipping the day of the release. Must not be many orders??? The Yellowstone proff is great, beautiful with buffalo and gyser. It's going to be hard to replicate on a business strike.

At June 2, 2010 at 1:11 PM , Blogger liz231 said...

If anyone is interested, Yellowstone National Park quarter event is on June 3rd at Yellowstone National Park at 10:30 MT. If you can't make it to the event, you can check out the live webcast at The webcast starts at 10:25 MT.

At June 2, 2010 at 2:45 PM , Blogger Michael said...

Any updates on the 5oz silver coins?

Nothing since the "mid-summer release" statement.


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