The United States Mint has started accepting orders for numismatic bags and rolls containing Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarters. This represents the second release of the year and the twelfth release overall for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico includes Chaco Canyon, which was a thriving hub of ceremony, trade, and administration for the ancestral Puebloans from A.D. 850 to 1250. The area is remarkable for its multi-storied public buildings called “great houses” and large circular ceremonial subterranean structures called “great kivas”.
The reverse design of the Chaco Culture Quarter illustrates a view to the west of two elevated kivas that are part of the Chetro Ketl Complex, the north wall of Chetro Ketl and the north wall of the canyon. The inscriptions around the outer circumference read “Chaco Culture”, “New Mexico”, “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 containing coins struck on the main production floors of the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The two roll sets contain one 40-coin roll from each mint and are priced at $32.95. The 100-coin bags are available from either mint and are priced at $34.95. The packaging for each product indicates the name of the park, state abbreviation, year of issue, mint mark, and face value of the contents.
No product limits or household ordering limits have been established. Sales are expected to continue for one year from the original release date. The products can be found online at http://catalog.usmint.gov