Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Quarters for Ohio launch on Monday, April 1, 2013. The release marks the second of the five 2013-dated America the Beautiful Quarters® and the seventeenth overall since the series debuted in 2010.
America the Beautiful Quarters honor national parks and national sites throughout the United States and its territories. The program will last until 2021 as there are five new coins designs featured annually.
In addition to beginning their journal into circulation, the United States Mint on the same day introduces circulating quality Perry’s Victory quarters in single rolls, two-roll sets and in bags. These U.S. Mint products offer a convenient method of getting the new coins without having to look for them in circulation. Actually, finding the quarters outside of the U.S. Mint can be extremely difficult as local banks cannot order them by design or from a specific U.S. Mint facility.
Designs on Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Quarters
Shown on the reverse of Perry’s Victory Quarters is a design emblematic of the national site in Ohio. The scene depicts the statue of Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry with the Peace Memorial back in the distance. Inscriptions read PERRY’S VICTORY, OHIO, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart designed and executed the reverse.
Obverses for all America the Beautiful Quarters have a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The portrait was originally designed by John Flanagan for use on the 1932 circulating quarters. It has appeared with only modest changes on quarter-dollars ever since. Inscriptions on the obverse read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
U.S. Mint Circulating-Quality Products with the Quarters
As the name suggests, circulating quality is the type of coins used for standard U.S. coinage minted for circulation and used in commerce. U.S. Mint products with the new quarter in circulating-quality include single rolls of 40 coins, two-roll sets of 40 coins per roll, a three-roll set of 40 coins per roll and 100-coin bags.
These products include quarters that originate from the three U.S. Mint facilities in San Francisco, Philadelphia and Denver. The latter two mints are responsible for producing all circulation coinage of the United States. As such, eventually Perry’s Victory Quarters from these two may be found in circulation. The San Francisco produced circulating quality quarters are not issued for commerce, and are produced solely for coin collectors.
2013 P, D&S Perry’s Victory Quarters Three-Roll Set
For the second time as they are new to 2013, the U.S. Mint is offering a three-roll set of quarters with circulation quality coins struck in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. Pricing for the three-roll sets is $46.95 each.
U.S. Mint black and white wrapping on each roll has imprints of AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL QUARTERS PROGRAM, PERRY’S VICTORY AND INTERNATIONAL PEACE MEMORIAL, the abbreviation OH for Ohio, $10, and the P, D or S abbreviation for the mint of origin.
2013 P&D Perry’s Victory Quarters Two-Roll Set
Two-roll sets are available with Perry’s Victory Quarters from Philadelphia and Denver. These two-roll sets are $32.95 each. Wrapping of each roll by facility is the same as those in the three-roll sets.
2013-S Perry’s Victory Quarters 40-Coin Rolls
In 2012 and as touched upon earlier, the U.S. Mint began producing circulation quality America the Beautiful Quarters at its plant in San Francisco. These quarters, while in circulation quality, are not for commerce or released into circulation. Instead, they are minted only for numismatic purposes and sold by the Mint directly to the public in either rolls or bags.
A single roll of Perry’s Victory quarters from San Francisco is available for $18.95. The roll wrapping shows the San Francisco Mint as its origin.
2013 Perry’s Victory Quarters 100-Coin Bags
100-Coin Bags of circulation quality Perry’s Victory Quarters are available for $34.95. Buying options include quarters from Denver, Philadelphia or San Francisco.
These quarters arrive in canvas bags that read U.S. MINT, QUARTERS and $25.00. A label indicates their minting facility of origin with a P, D or S. The label also shows the year of 2013 with the words AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL QUARTERS PROGRAM and PERRY’S VICTORY AND INTERNATIONAL PEACE MEMORIAL.
Where to Order the Rolls, Sets and Bags
Bags, rolls and sets of the America the Beautiful Quarters are available directly from the United States Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/ or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). A $4.95 shipping and handling fee applies to all domestic orders.
Past and Pending 2013 America the Beautiful Quarter Releases
All of the aforementioned rolls, sets and bags of Perry’s quarters are the second of five 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters. Already released was the 2013 quarter honoring White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire. Forthcoming quarter-dollars for 2013 honor the following sites:
- Great Basin National Park of Nevada
- Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine of Maryland
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial of South Dakota
The 2013-dated quarters represent the sixteenth through twentieth of the program. (See images of the quarter designs.)
Perry’s Victory Five Ounce Silver Coins
In addition to the Perry’s Victory quarters, the United States Mint also produces large silver coins featuring the exact designs. These are produced from five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of 3.0 inches.
The five ounce silver coins are in a bullion format for investors and an uncirculated format for coin collectors. As of this writing, the U.S. Mint has not released the Perry’s Victory Bullion Silver Coin or the Perry’s Victory Silver Uncirculated Coin.