Today, September 20, 2010, the United States Mint began sales of numismatic bags and rolls for the Grand Canyon National Park Quarter. This represents the fourth issue in the ongoing America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which will feature a national park or site from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia. The series launched this year with the Hot Springs National Park Quarter and continued with coins feature Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite National Park.
The Grand Canyon National Park Quarter reverse design features a view of the granaries above the Nankoweap Delta in Marble Canyon near the Colorado River. The obverse features a portrait of George Washington. Designers of the coin are John Flanagan (obverse) and Phebe Hemphill (reverse).
The US Mint has offered bags and rolls containing Grand Canyon Quarters struck on the main production floors of the Philadelphia or Denver Mint. Each 100-coin bag includes a tag indicating the mint, park name, and state abbreviation. The rolls are packaged as a two-roll set with one roll of 40 coins from each mint. The wrappers indicate the mint, park name, state abbreviation, and face value of the contents.
Pricing for the products is $35.95 for each 100-coin bag and $32.95 for each two roll set. Numismatic bags and rolls for the America the Beautiful Quarters series are intended to remain available for sale for one year from the release date. Bags and rolls for the previous three coins of the series still remain available for sale at the US Mint. Orders can be placed online at http://usmint.gov/catalog