The United States Mint on Wednesday published March coin production figures that, for the very first time, include numbers for America the Beautiful Quarters.
During the month, the U.S. Mint produced a total of 42.4 million quarters, with 19 million made at its facility in Denver and 23.4 million struck at its plant in Philadelphia.
While it has yet to break down the figures by quarter design, the numbers include at least a partial batch of first strikes of the Hot Springs National Park Quarter. The quarters honor the park in Arkansas, and will be released into circulation on Monday, April 19, 2010. Actual images of the coin will be available on the same day.
[When figures become finalized for this and other quarter-dollars, they will be published on the America the Beautiful Quarter Mintages page.]
Also on the 19th, the Mint will offer coin bags and quarter rolls of the Hot Spring quarters for anyone wishing to buy them.
The rolls come in a set of two that includes 80 quarter-dollars, with one roll containing 40 coins with the Philadelphia "P" mint mark and the other roll with the Denver "D" mint mark. The set has a price tag of $32.95.
100 coin bags containing either Philadelphia or Denver (buyer’s choice) struck quarters will be on sale for a price of $35.95.
Whey they are available, orders can be placed at http://www.usmint.gov/, or through the Mint’s toll free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).