Single rolls, two-roll sets and bags of the new circulating-quality 2015 Kisatchie National Forest Quarters are now available from the United States Mint.
The Kisatchie quarter, marking the second 2015-dated strike of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and the twenty-seventh of the entire series, went on sale earlier today, April 20, 2015.
Collectors can choose not only rolls, sets or bags of the new issue, but also by where the quarters are produced — the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia, the U.S. Mint facility in Denver or the U.S. Mint facility in San Francisco. This offers opportunities to obtain Kisatchie quarters struck at specific minting plants not routinely available in circulation.
Newly available products and their pricing 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|
"P" indicates the quarters are produced in Philadelphia, with "D" indicating the Denver facility, and "S" for those minted in San Francisco.
Philadelphia and Denver also produces quarters for general circulation. These coins were released for circulation back on April 13th, but it may be sometime before they are found in pocket-change as local financial institutions are unable to order specific quarters by their design.
Quarters produced in San Francisco, however, are only available in special numismatic products such as these rolls and bags.
Where to Order the Rolls, Sets and Bags
Kisatchie National Forest Quarters may be ordered directly from the United States Mint online at www.usmint.gov/catalog or by telephone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). The bureau’s America the Beautiful Quarters website page is located here.
In related products and also this week, on April 22, the U.S. Mint will issue the Kisatchie National Forest Quarters Three-Coin Set. Priced at $12.95, this set includes collector versions of the quarter in proof and uncirculated qualities.
Design on 2015 Kisatchie National Forest Quarters
Shown on the reverse of each Kisatchie Quarter is a design emblematic of the location. Created by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Susan Gamble and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna, the image depicts a wild turkey in flight over blue stem grass. A long leaf pine can be seen in the background.
KISATCHIE, LOUISIANA, 2015, and E PLURIBUS UNUM are inscribed around the design. In addition, the artist’s initial can be seen in the blades of grass.
All America the Beautiful Quarters bear the same obverse portrait of George Washington, by artist John Flanagan. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and QUARTER DOLLAR can be seen circling the portrait.
2015 America the Beautiful Quarters
The U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program debuted in 2010 and is in its twenty-sixth through thirtieth issues with the five 2015-dated quarters. These five releases for the year include:
- 2015 Homestead National Monument of America Quarter – honoring the site in Nebraska
- 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
For the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters, the first release depicting Homestead National Monument of America made its debut in February. The Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter is scheduled to be issued in June followed by the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter in September. Closing out this year’s program will be the Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter which is scheduled to appear in November.
Official Launch Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Forum
Celebrating the Kisatchie Quarter launch, the United States Mint and the United States Forest Service will host an official launch ceremony on April 22nd. Beginning at 10 A.M. Central Daylight Time (CDT), the event will be held at the Alexandria Riverfront Center in downtown Alexandria, LA. Following the ceremony, guests will be able to exchange cash for rolls of the new quarter.
The previous night, on April 21st at 6 P.M., the Mint will host a public coin forum. At the forum, attendees will be able to ask questions of U.S. Mint officials. Location for the forum is Kent Plantation House, 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA.