Homestead National Monument of America Quarters will soon become available for purchase in single rolls, two-roll sets and bags.
Product options containing the first 2015-dated strike of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program will go on sale beginning at Noon (Eastern) on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
Homestead quarters were officially released into circulation by Federal Reserve Banks on February 9, 2015. However, local banking institutions are unable to order specific quarters by design meaning it will take some time for them to be found in pocket-change.
Making the new rolls, sets and bags even more desirable for many collectors is the fact that they can choose which U.S. Mint facility produced the quarters. Depending upon which option is selected, buyers may opt for quarters produced at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia, the U.S. Mint facility in Denver or the U.S. Mint facility in San Francisco.
All options contain circulation quality quarters, although none included in each roll, set or bag has actually been issued into circulation. They were pulled after production from each facility for inclusion in these products.
Homestead quarter products include:
|QUARTER PRODUCT||MINT MARK||PRICE|
|Two-Roll Set (40 coins per roll)||“P” and “D”||$32.95|
|100-Coin Bags||“P,” “D” or “S”||$34.95|
|Single Roll (40 coins)||“S”||$18.95|
|Three-Roll Set||“P,” “D” and “S”||$46.95|
Philadelphia (P) and Denver (D) struck quarters are also produced for and issued into circulation. The San Francisco (S) quarters, however, are only produced for numismatic purposes and sold by the Mint as a product for collectors.
Where to Order the Rolls, Sets and Bags
All of the aforementioned Homestead National Monument of America Quarter rolls, sets and bags may be ordered directly from the United States Mint by web at www.usmint.gov/catalog or phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). The Mint’s product page dedicated to America the Beautiful Quarters is located here.
Design on 2015 Homestead National Monument of America Quarters
The reverse of each new Homestead quarter offers a design emblematic of the National Monument of America which is located in the state of Nebraska. United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) artist Ronald D. Sanders designed the image with sculpting by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz.
It offers a representation of three fundamentals of survival common to all homesteaders: food, shelter, and water. Reverse inscriptions include HOMESTEAD, NEBRASKA, 2015, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
All America the Beautiful Quarters depict the same basic obverse portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan. Obverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and QUARTER DOLLAR.
2015 America the Beautiful Quarters
As mentioned, the Homestead Quarter is the first 2015-dated strike from the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Four more quarters are scheduled to be released later in the year including:
- 2015 Kisatchie National Forest Quarter – honoring the site in Louisiana
- 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter – honoring the site in North Carolina
- 2015 Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter – honoring the site in Delaware
- 2015 Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter – honoring the site in New York
2015 America the Beautiful Quarters mark the 26th through 30th of the series.
Official Launch Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Forum
For those interested, the Homestead Quarters were officially introduced to the public during a ceremony held on Feb. 10, 2015. The United States Mint and the National Park Service hosted the event which was held at the Beatrice High School in Beatrice, Nebraska. After the ceremony, attendees were allowed to exchange cash for rolls of the new quarter.
A forum the previous night offered the public the opportunity to visit with U.S. Mint officials.