Today, April 1, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of numismatic bags and rolls containing the 2013 Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Quarters. This represents the seventeenth overall release within the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The Perry’s Victory Quarter features the statue of Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry with the Peace Memorial visible in the distance. This was designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. Inscriptions include “Perry’s Victory”, “Ohio”, “E Pluribus Unum”, and “2013”. The obverse contains the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan with inscriptions “United States of America”, “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and “Quarter Dollar”.
The design for this coin was selected after a somewhat extended process. The US Mint originally provided three different design candidates which were rejected by both the CCAC and CFA. A second round included eight different design candidates, from which the CCAC narrowly recommended the eventual design but the CFA made a different recommendation.
The final selected design seems to be an evolved rendition of one of the original candidates which appears to be based on a view from the Perry’s Victory International Peace Memorial Visitor’s Center where the statue is located and the column is visible through a window. (See the image below, left. Click to expand.) The original coin design candidate showed the panes of the window and the grassy expanse beyond. (See below, right. Click to expand.) The final design removes the window and has water visible between the statue and column.
(Image Left: By Alvintrusty (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
An array of products containing different circulating quality versions of the 2013 Perry’s Victory Quarters will be available. This includes coins bearing the “P” and “D” mint marks, which will also be released for general circulation. There are also circulating quality coins bearing the “S” mint mark, which are not released for circulation but only available within numismatic products.
The products include the following:
- Two Roll Sets containing one 40-coin roll each of “P” and “D” mint marked coins, priced at $32.95
- 100-Coin Bags of either “P”, “D”, or “S” mint marked coins, priced at $34.95 each
- Single 40-Coin Rolls of “S” mint marked coins, priced at $18.95
- Three Roll Sets containing one 40-coin roll each of “P”, “D”, and “S” mint marked coins, priced at $46.95
There are no stated mintage limits or household ordering limits in place. The product pages indicate that these products will remain available for one year from the original release date or until inventory is depleted, whichever occurs first.