Glacier National Park Quarter 100-Coin Bags and Two Roll Sets went on sale at the United States Mint on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 12 noon Eastern Time. They were also released into circulation by Federal Reserve Banks on the same day.
The new park quarter is the second design for 2011, preceded by Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter. It is also the seventh in the multi-year America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
Collectors opting for the 100-Coin Bag will have to pay $49.95. Each bag contains 100 circulation strikes from either the US Mint facility in Philadelphia or Denver — buyer’s choice. The canvas bag has a tag on it with the originating facility’s name as well as the national site and its state abbreviation. The face-value of the contents is $25.
The two-roll set for the Glacier National Park Quarter is priced at $39.95. Each roll has 40 quarters. One roll is from Philadelphia, so its quarters will have the "P" mint mark, and the other roll is from Denver. Those coins will have the "D" mint mark. The rolls’ paper wrapping describes the name of the national site and its state abbreviation, as well as the facility that struck it. The two roll sets have a face value of $20.
Orders may be placed at the Mint’s Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or via the toll-free number of 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The Glacier National Park Quarter, designed by Barbara Fox, shows Mount Reynolds in the background and a mountain goat on a rocky slope in the foreground. It was engraved by Charles L. Vickers.
President George Washington’s portrait still graces the obverse of the quarter.
The US Mint announced a release ceremony for Glacier’s Quarter. It will be held at Columbia Falls High School in Columbia Falls, Montana on Wednesday, April 13 at 1 PM Mountain Time (MT) by the Mint and Park officials. The school is located approximately 10 miles west of Glacier National Park.
The America the Beautiful Quarters Program started last year with five newly designed coins. It will continue with five designs per year until the final quarter is launched in 2021. Each design will feature one of 56 national parks or sites in each state, U.S. territory, and the District of Columbia.
The 2011 Glacier National Park Quarter design has or will appear in many products by the US Mint this year. Each one is listed in the table below.
|2011 US Mint Proof Set||January 11||$31.95|
|2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set||January 25||$67.95|
|US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set||February 8||$31.95|
|America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set||
|America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set||April 1||$41.95|
|Glacier National Park Quarter Two-Roll Set (P&D Circulation Quality)||April 4||$39.95|
|Glacier National Park Quarter 100-Coin Bag (P or D Circulation Quality)||April 4||$49.95|
|America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set||April 19|
|Glacier National Park Quarters Three-Coin Set||July 27|
|America the Beautiful Circulating Coin Set||November 22|
|Glacier America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin||TBD|
|Glacier America the Beautiful Silver Uncirculated Coin||TBD|
Previous 2011-dated Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters were released on January 27, 2011. Prior coins launched in 2010 were the Hot Springs National Park Quarter, Yellowstone National Park Quarter, Yosemite National Park Quarter, Grand Canyon National Park Quarter, and Mount Hood National Forest Quarter. Bags and rolls for these designs are still available from the United States Mint as well.