Bags and rolls of the Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter were placed on sale by the United States Mint on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at noon Eastern Time (ET).
It’s been a busy week for the 25-cent coin which is the first America the Beautiful Quarter issue of the year. Federal Reserve Banks began distributing them on Monday, an official ceremony by the United States Mint and the National Park Service introduced them to the public on Tuesday, and now they are available for direct purchase from the US Mint via the bags and rolls.
The Gettysburg Quarter Two-Roll Sets are $39.95 — $7 more than last year’s sets. Each two-roll set includes one roll of 40 circulation quality quarter-dollars produced in Philadelphia with "P" mint marks and another roll of 40 coins from Denver that bear "D" mint marks. Each roll is wrapped in special US Mint printing, which is different than those available from banks.
Gettysburg Quarter 100-Coin Bags are priced at $49.95 — $14 more than the last year’s bags. The US Mint-sewn bags contain circulating coins from Denver or Philadelphia, depending on the buyer’s selection.
The Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter bags and rolls can be purchased through the US Mint’s website (http://www.usmint.gov/), or by telephone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no per household order limits in place. There is a shipping and handling charge $4.95.
The 2011 Gettysburg Quarter is the sixth release in the new America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The program features reverse coin designs of a national park, forest, or site for each state, U.S. territory, and the District of Columbia. Bags and rolls for the past 2010-released quarters are still on sale.
The four remaining 2011 quarters will be issued in equal intervals throughout the rest of this year. They include coins honoring Glacier National Park in Montana, Olympic National Park in Washington, Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi, and the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma.