Today, June 10, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for collectible bags and rolls containing 2013 Great Basin National Park Quarters. This will be the eighteenth overall release for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The reverse design of the coin features a single Bristlecone Pine tree and the rocky glacial moraines where the trees grow. These trees are among the oldest single living organisms known with some believed to have been alive for nearly 5,000 years. Their longevity derives from the harsh conditions in which they grow, resulting in extremely slow growth which creates very dense and resinous wood which does not rot but erodes like stone. The reverse was designed by Ronald D. Sanders and engraved by Renata Gordon.
The obverse of the coin features the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan. The original appearance of the portrait was restored for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The US Mint will offer the Great Basin Quarter numismatic bags and rolls in an array of different product options. These include the traditional circulating quality coins with the “P” and “D” mint marks which are also released for general circulation. Some offerings incorporate circulating quality coins bearing the “S” mint mark for San Francisco which are not released for circulation but only available within numismatic products.
Specifically, the products are the following:
- 100-coin bags containing coins with either the “P”, “D”, or “S” mint mark priced at $34.95 each
- 40-coin rolls containing coins with the “S” mint mark priced at $18.95 each
- tw0-roll sets including one roll each of coins with the “P” and “D” mint marks priced at $32.95
- three-roll sets including one roll each of coins with the “P”, “D”, and “S” mint marks priced at $46.95
For previous numismatic bag and roll offerings from this year, the most popular product option by volume has been the tw0-roll set, followed by the three-roll set.
There are no stated mintage limits or household ordering limits in place. The product pages indicate that these bags and rolls will remain available for one year from the original release date or until inventory is depleted, whichever occurs first.