The United States Mint recently began accepting orders for numismatic bags and rolls containing El Yunque National Forest Quarters. This represents the eleventh release within the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
El Yunque Nationl Forest is located in Puerto Rico and is the only tropical rainforest within the U.S. National Forest System. The reverse design of the coin features a Coqui tree frost sitting on a leaf and a Puerto Rican parrot behind an epiphyte plant with tropical flora in the background. Inscriptions around the outer edge read “El Yunque”, “Puerto Rico”, “2012”, and “E Pluribus Unum”.
The obverse design of the coin contains a portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan for the 1932 Washington Quarter. The inscriptions include “United States of America”, “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and “Quarter Dollar”.
The US mint offers bags and rolls of the El Yunque Quarters struck on the main production floors of the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The packaging for each product indicates the name of the park, state abbreviation, year of issue, mint mark, and face value of the contents. The 100-coin bags are available from each mint and priced at $34.95. The two rolls sets contain one 40-coin roll from each mint and are priced at $32.95.
There is no stated maximum product limit or household ordering limit in place. The numismatic bags and rolls are expected to remain on sale for one year from the original release date. The products can be found online at http://catalog.usmint.gov
The El Yunque National Forest Quarters were entered circulation on January 23, 2012.