Today, November 3, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint started accepting orders for bags and rolls of circulating quality 2014 Everglades National Park Quarters. This represents the twenty-fifth overall release within the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The reverse design of the coin features an anhinga with outstretched wings on a willow tree with a roseate spoonbill visible in the mid-ground. The inscriptions read “Everglades”, “Florida”, “2014”, and “E Pluribus Unum”. The reverse was designed by Joel Iskowitz and engraved by Joseph Menna.
Within the design review phase, both the Commission of Fine Arts and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee had recommended the selected design. The initial version of the design included clouds within the upper left field. Both groups had recommended the removal of the clouds and these were taken out for the final design.
The obverse of the coin carries the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan. Inscriptions include “United States of America”, “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and “Quarter Dollar”. This design has been used in common throughout the series.
The products on sale at the United States Mint comprise six different options featuring circulating quality examples of the coin struck at the Philadelphia, Denver, or San Francisco Mint facilities. The circulating quality coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints with the “P” and “D” mint marks are also released for circulation. The circulating quality coins from the San Francisco Mint with the “S” mint mark are not released for circulation and only available within numismatic products.
The US Mint is offering 40-coin rolls with “S” mint mark coins priced at $18.95 each, two roll sets containing “P” and “D” mint mark coins priced at $32.95, and three roll sets of “P”, “D”, and “S” mint mark coins priced at $46.95 each. The remaining three product options are 100-coin bags available containing coins with either the “P”, “D”, or “S” mint mark priced at $34.95 each.
All bags and rolls feature wrappers or tags containing US Mint branding and including the name of the park, state abbreviation, mint mark, and face value of the contents.
There are no stated mintage limits or household ordering limits in place. The US Mint indicates that the products will remain available for one year from the initial on-sale date or until inventory is depleted prior to the one-year time frame.