The United States Mint has started accepting orders for numismatic bags and rolls containing circulating quality Denali National Park Quarters. This coin represents the fifteenth issue within the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which highlights a National Park or site within each of the 50 states, 5 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
The latest release highlights Denali National Park and Preserve located in the state of Alaska. The reverse design of the coin contains the image of a Dall sheep with Mount McKinley towering in the background, as designed by Susan Gamble and engraved by Jim Licaretz. Inscriptions around the outer edge include “Denali”, “Alaska”, “2012”, and “E Pluribus Unum”.
The obverse design of the coin, which has been used for all issues of the program, features the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan. Inscriptions include “United States of America”, “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, “Quarter Dollar”, and the appropriate mint mark.
Product offerings for sale from November 5, 2012 include circulating quality Denali National Park Quarters containing the traditional “P” and “D” mint marks packaged in 100-coin bags priced at $34.95 or in two roll sets priced at $32.95.
The US Mint also offers circulating quality quarters with the “S” mint mark in 100-coin bags priced at $34.95 or 40-coin rolls priced at $18.95. These products represent the latest issue within a new product type launched this year. Circulating quality quarters struck at the San Francisco Mint are not released for circulation and have not been included in any of the Mint’s annual sets.
All of the newly released bags and rolls come within special numismatic packaging that includes the name of the site, state abbreviation, mint mark, and face value of the contents. The US Mint has indicated that they are anticipated to remain available for sale for one year from the original issue date. Orders may be placed online at http://catalog.usmint.gov/