The US Mint has recently indicated the preliminary circulating coin production figures for the 2011 Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter. For the time being, the figures represent the lowest production for any issue of the America the Beautiful Quarters series.
Total production was 61.2 million, comprised of 30.4 million coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint and 30.8 million coins struck at the Denver Mint.
These figures are noted as preliminary since the US Mint has indicated that they may restart production of any design within the year of issue, specifically to fulfill demand for bulk purchase program. This program allows bulk bags of 200,000 quarters ($50,000 face value) to be purchased for face value plus a 3% handling charge.
During 2010, the Mint did restart production for the Hot Springs National Park Quarter. Initially, production was reported as 59.6 million across both facilities. The US Mint later produced an additional 10 million coins, presumably to fulfill bulk orders. For the previous State Quarters Program, once production of a particular design had stopped, the mintages were final.
The mintages for the America the Beautiful Quarters to date are shown below. The figures for the 2010 releases are final, while the 2011 release remains preliminary.
America the Beautiful Quarter Mintages
|Hot Springs Quarter||34.00 M||35.60 M||69.60 M|
|Yellowstone Quarter||34.80 M||33.60 M||68.40 M|
|Yosemite Quarter||34.80 M||35.20 M||70.00 M|
|Grand Canyon Quarter||35.40 M||34.80 M||70.20 M|
|Mount Hood Quarter||34.40 M||34.40 M||68.80 M|
|Gettysburg Quarter||30.80 M||30.40 M||61.20 M|