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Monday, June 13, 2011

Olympic National Park Quarter Bags and Rolls

The United States Mint will begin sales of the Olympic National Park Quarter numismatic bags and rolls today June 13, 2011 at 12:00 Noon ET. This coin represents the eighth release of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

The reverse design features a Roosevelt elk stepping onto a gravel river bar of the Hoh River with Mount Olympus in the background. This was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso. The obverse features a portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan.

Two roll sets will be available containing one 40-coin roll each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The custom wrappers indicate the issue, face value of the contents, and mint mark. The sets containing $20 face value worth of quarters are priced at $39.95.

Separately, 100-coin bags will be available for each separate mint. The canvas bags indicate the face value of the contents and are sewn shut. A tag with the US Mint logo indicates the issue and mint mark. The bags which contain $25 face value in quarters are priced at $49.95 each.

As with previous bags and rolls offered for the America the Beautiful Quarters, the Mint indicates that the products will remain available for one year from the release date. Sales have already ended for bags and rolls of the first two designs featuring Hot Springs and Yellowstone.

An official launch ceremony for the Olympic National Park Quarter has been scheduled to take place tomorrow June 14, 11:00 AM PT at City Pier, Port Angeles Washington. These events have provided an opportunity for attendees to acquire the coins at face value in a coin exchange following the ceremony.



At June 13, 2011 at 9:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mint has put the 9-11 medal on its website.

They state: The 2011 September 11 National Medal is limited to 2 million medals (across all product options) and will be available until December 2012

Just wondering what the "other options" are. Will they package with other products such as W-ASE or some other set???

At June 13, 2011 at 9:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another question: will they have a mint mark (W or P)?

At June 13, 2011 at 9:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK! They just put up separate pages for the P and W mint marks.

At June 13, 2011 at 9:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:49 The Mint Website says the Medals will have a W or P mint mark.

At June 13, 2011 at 9:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's somewhat funny the bullion version of this coin was released before the regular clad version.

While I like the design, I think Chickasaw and Vicksburg are both more interesting. Wonder if I'll ever see this in circulation.

At June 13, 2011 at 10:35 AM , Anonymous JA said...

Not buying these overpriced, under-circulated coins.

At June 13, 2011 at 12:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would not buy these over priced coins (I can not believe that the mint is charging double the face value plus shipping) but they can not be found in circulation and secondary sources charge about the same as the mint. The mintages have me intrigued. I never bothered with the State Quarters as I knew they were losers but I think these could be winners in the long term. Does anyone disagree and if so why?

At June 13, 2011 at 1:58 PM , Anonymous JA said...

The subject these coins are based on conjures much less appeal than the original and much more popular state quarters did.

The fact that they're asking for double face value is insulting to say the least.

I predict that these coins will be much less popular.

There will be low interest in these in the future.

You might as well burn the money you're using to buy these coins.

At June 13, 2011 at 4:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disagree that these might be winners.

Multi-millions will be made. There aren't enough collectors to buy them all.

Look at Kennedy halves, 1.7 million made each year. No one wants them.

At June 14, 2011 at 4:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the input but everyone is missing the point does less popular mean winner 10 years down the road? Millions are made but they are for circulation. These are not collector coins no matter how much the mint charges for them. Most of the millions will be put in circulation

In other words I know millions are being made, I know they are not popular but will the low population make them a winner in the long run?


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