The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2015 Homestead National Monument of America Quarters in numismatic bags and rolls. Circulating quality quarters struck at either the Philadelphia, Denver, or San Francisco Mint facilities are available across six different product options.
The Homestead Quarter represents the first release of the year and the twenty-sixth release overall within the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The program launched in 2010 and has featured five different designs per year representing national parks or sites from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia.
The reverse design for the latest coin is intended to represent the three fundamentals of survival common to all homesteaders: food, shelter, and water. The inscriptions read “Homestead”, “Nebraska”, “2015”, and “E Pluribus Unum”. The reverse was designed by Ronald D. Sanders and engraved by Jim Licaretz.
The obverse of the coin features the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan. 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 priced at $18.95; two rolls sets containing one 40-coin roll each with “P” and “D” mint marks priced at $32.95 per set; and three roll sets containing one 40-coin roll each with the “P”, “D”, and “S” mint marks 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 are also 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.