The United States Mint recently began sales of numismatic bags and rolls containing the Glacier National Park Quarters. This represents the seventh release in the ongoing America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
Glacier National Park is located in Montana and includes more than one million acres of mountains, lakes, forests, and meadows. This vast expanse is represented on the reverse design of the quarter with an image of a mountain goat clamoring over rocky slopes and Mount Reynolds towering in the distance. The inscriptions include “Glacier”, “Montana”, “E Pluribus Unum”, and the date of issue “2011”.
The US mint offers bags and rolls of the 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 available from each mint are priced at $49.95, while the two roll sets, containing one roll from each mint, are priced at $39.95.
An official launch ceremony for the coin is scheduled to take place on April 13, 2011 at Columbia Falls High School in Columbia Falls, Montana, at 1:00 PM Mountain Time. Following the ceremony, a coin exchange will be available for attendees to exchange currency for rolls of the new coins at face value.
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