Bags and rolls of the Mount Hood National Forest Site Quarter will go on sale from the United States Mint on Monday, November 15, 2010, at noon Eastern Time (ET). The quarters will also enter public circulation via the Federal Reserve Bank system the same day, while the official launch ceremony for the new quarters will follow on Wednesday, November 17.
The Mount Hood Quarter Two-Roll Sets are $32.95. One roll of 40 circulation quality quarter-dollars will have the "P" mintmark for Philadelphia and the other 40-coin roll will have "D" for Denver. Special printing on each roll will state "Mount Hood", "OR", the face value "$10", and the Mint’s city that the specific roll was produced.
Mount Hood Quarter 100-Coin Bags are priced at $35.95 and may contain circulating quarter-dollars from either the Mint’s facility in Denver or Philadelphia, depending on the buyer’s selection. Each canvas bag will be imprinted with a tag that states the city of origin, "Mount Hood", the abbreviation "OR" for Oregon, and the face value of "$25."
As usual, the standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order will apply. Orders can be placed at the Mint’s Web site at www.usmint.gov or toll-free by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
As of this writing, the US Mint has not specifically published the mintage for the Mount Hood National Forest Quarter, but it is presumed that 68.8 million were struck in October. That number can be calculated by taking the 347 million quarters produced year-to-date and subtracting the 278.2 million that reportedly had been struck for the first four releases: Hot Springs National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park.
The 2010 Mount Hood National Forest Quarter is the fifth release in the new America the Beautiful Quarters®Program. The program features reverse quarter designs of a national park, forest, or site for each state, U.S. territory, and the District of Columbia. Bags and rolls for the other 2010-released quarters are currently on sale.
Wednesday’s launch ceremony for the Mount Hood National Forest Quarter will be held at the World Forestry Center in Portland, OR, at 10:30 AM Pacific Time (PT).