The United States Mint has started accepting orders for 2014 Everglades National Park Quarters packaged in numismatic bags and rolls. The various product options include circulating quality coins struck at either the Philadelphia, Denver, or San Francisco Mint facilities.
The Everglades Quarter represents the fifth and final release of the year within the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which will feature . This also represents the twenty-fifth release overall within the series currently scheduled to have fifty-six different coins featuring a national park or site from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia.
The reverse design of the new coin features a depiction of an anhinga with outstretched wings on a willow tree with a roseate spoonbill visible in the mid-ground. Inscriptions read “Everglades”, “Florida”, “2014”, and “E Pluribus Unum”. The reverse was designed by Joel Iskowitz and engraved by Joseph Menna.
The obverse of the coin features John Flanagan’s 1932 portrait of George Washington with the original details restored. This portrait has been used in common for all issues of the series. Inscriptions read “United States of America”, “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and “Quarter Dollar”.
Products offered by the United States Mint include single 40-coin rolls containing coins with the “S” mint mark are priced at $18.95; two rolls sets containing one 40-coin roll each with “P” and “D” mint marks are priced at $32.95 per set; and three roll sets containing one 40-coin roll each with the “P”, “D”, and “S” mint marks are priced at $46.95 per set. Finally, there are 100-coin bags containing coins with either the “P”, “D”, or “S” mint mark, priced at $34.95 each.
All products feature special numismatic packaging which incorporates the name of the site, the state abbreviation, the face value of the contents, and the mint mark.
Circulating coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities bearing the “P” and “D” mint marks respectively will also be released for general circulation. The circulating quality coins struck at the San Francisco Mint and bearing the “S” mint mark are only released within numismatic products.
The United States Mint and National Park Service have scheduled a launch ceremony for the Everglades National Park Quarter for Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM ET. The event will be held at Harris Filed Park Pavilion in Homestead, Florida.