2014 Shenandoah National Park Quarter Bags and Rolls

Today, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for bags and rolls of Shenandoah National Park Quarters. This is the second release of the year and the twenty-second release overall within the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

Shenandoah National Park Quarter

The reverse design of the coin features a depiction of a day hiker at the Little Stony Man summit. This design by Phebe Hemphill had been recommended by both the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The obverse of the coin carries the restored 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, which has been used in common throughout the series.

The US Mint is offering six different product options including circulating quality examples of the Shenandoah National Park Quarter. These coins are struck at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mint facilities, bearing the “P”, “D”, and “S” mint marks, respectively. The circulating quality coins bearing the “S” mint mark are not released for general circulation or included in annual sets, but only available within numismatic bag and roll offerings.

Product options include 100-coin bags containing coins with either of the three mint marks, priced at $34.95 each. There are 40-coin rolls containing coins with the “S” mint mark priced at $18.95 each. Set options include a two-roll set of “P” and “D” mint marked coins priced at $32.95, or a three-roll set of “P”, “D”, and “S” mint marked coins priced at $46.95 each.

All products come in special US Mint branded numismatic packaging that incorporates the name of the park, the state abbreviation, the mint mark, and face value of the contents.

There are no household ordering or product limits imposed. The US Mint indicates that the products will remain available for one year from the initial on-sale date or until inventory is depleted, whichever occurs first.

Later this week on April 4, the United States Mint and National Park Service will host the official launch ceremony for the Shenandoah National Park Quarter. The ceremony is held at Skyline High School in Front Royal, Virginia at 10:00 AM ET. As customary, following the ceremony attendees will be able to exchange currency for rolls of the new quarters at face value. A coin forum will be hosted by US Mint Deputy Direct Dick Peterson the evening prior to the ceremony.

Baseball Hall of Fame Gold Coin Sell Out Official

baseball-goldThe United States Mint has stopped accepting orders for the uncirculated and proof 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Gold Coins, making the sell out at the 50,000 maximum mintage official.

After a frenzied start of sales at 12:00 Noon ET on March 27, the US Mint had put a waiting list notification on the product pages for the gold coins the same day around 6:30 PM ET.

According to the notice, the US Mint had received orders to account for the entire authorized maximum mintage for the offering. Orders would still be accepted for placement on a waiting list, which would be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis in the event any coins should become available due to a cancellation. Orders continued to be accepted for the waiting list throughout the weekend.

The waiting list notice was removed and the coins were officially marked as sold out around 12:00 Noon ET today.

Updated sales figures should be available for the silver dollars and clad half dollars in the regular weekly reporting due tomorrow.

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  1. GoldGuru says

    xmas scrooge, I get the play on words, not bad ! They do seem to b a home run, for now! Wait till the Kennedys are released! They’ll b the coins of the year!

  2. AkBob says

    Those half dollars graded by PCGS with the “Special” Baltimore labels are going for $1200 to $1500 each!!!!!! There isn’t even any precious metals in them! The are only half dollars!!! They are only 2014’s!!!! They are only 5 days old!!!! They are only the most valuable coin in the set if you look at what it initially cost vs what it’s value is now. It is beating the Gold $5 coin hands down. Wow, you can purchase 2 raw gold $5 coins for the cost of one (1) PR70 or (1) MS70 half dollar with the PCGS Baltimore First Pitch Label!!!! When they first started selling them on Ebay last Friday, they were going for $250 and I thought that was incredibly high and who would pay that much for them? Well, I guess there’s a lot of them that are as it’s now gone thru the roof. There must not be too many of them, people were focused on the $5 Gold and the $1 Silver Dollar I suspect. Anyways, As always, Happy collecting ALL!

  3. CoachMike says

    I feel the baseball HofF will do BETTER than the Kennedys. Only about a THIRD the population was alive and experienced Kennedy and his event fifty years ago, while All the people alive have been touched by baseball. And we don’t know which way the mint will market them (All you can order 30 day or limited mintage).

  4. Mat668866 says

    Order HOF silver proofs first day a 12:30pm got email to day BAG has shipped with tracking #, no coins. coin says will ship 4-3-14. Friend of mine ordered 2 hof gold proofs at 12:37pm his card was pinged for the 4.95 but still says on hold coins ships 4-16-14. So the post about bags going out first looks to be correct.

  5. Hidalgo says

    Prices for certified coins at APMEX for the gold and silver BHOF are ridiculous.

    PR70: $4,495
    PR69: $2,495
    MS70: $3,995
    MS69: $1,995

    I would not recommend anyone buying these coins from APMEX at this time. Wait until the frenzy (and buyer demand) declines. With lower demand, secondary market prices will fall.

  6. Hidalgo says

    Note: the above APMEX prices are for PCGS-certified gold coins. Unless you have money to burn, I would avoid buying from this company. eBay auctions usually will allow you to buy coins at the best prices – provided that you are willing to engage in auction-style bidding to obtain an item.

  7. Hidalgo says

    @Louis – I saw the Numismaster April Fool’s joke. And I fell for it! LOL 🙂

    @whitelightning – I placed a test order on March 27th for at 6:34 PM (shortly after the waiting list notice appeared) for a BHOF unc gold coin. The expected shipping date changed from 4/2 (?)/2014 to 6/21/2014. I am uncertain of the significance of the change, but it doesn’t matter to me. I placed an order earlier in the day for the same coin, and I’ll be happy to receive it.

    @Clark – looking at the APMEX prices for certified gold coins, the proof version is priced higher than the uncirculated version, even though the proof population is higher.

  8. VA Rich says

    GG/Steve – thanks for the input. Appears we may have a tiger by the tail for some time to come… what an exciting hobby!

    My orders from 12:02 thru 3/30 slipped another day, everything is in a day-for-day slip.

  9. VA Rich says

    The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, via teleconference – Agenda: Discussion of American Eagle Silver Coin reverse design.

    Looks like this is moving forward

  10. Ikaika says

    I still wonder how many of the HOF gold coins were purchased by the flippers and dealers. How many here are willing to pay the extra thousands for that Baltimore label? Curious to see who is buying those.

  11. Mat668866 says

    You people that keep calling the mint every five minutes and placing test orders ever think you might be making things worse. I am sure they have better things to do like work on my order just saying.

  12. charles says

    GG, sorry, but the unc gold will not sell for more than the proof

    And, the Kennedy, if sold in a 30 day window, will not do as well as the HoF gold.

  13. bigboy says

    Hidalgo,you are so right I have been in this coin business for over 50 years and on thing I have seen is hot coins when they first come out .If you look at what the mintage is going to be on all these baseball coin in the end ,will be way way to many compared to other commemoratives.if a person would just wait a while ,the prices will come way down on these coins,and soon as the next hot coin comes out then everyone will focus on that coin,i will wait and pick up my coins around the last of the year ,or first of next year,i will not pay $5000.00 for 1/4 oz of gold.You can buy a whole set of 2103 proof pcgs 70 for less than that and set of that has a lot more gold,but to each there own that is what makes the world tick,but I do not have that type of money to burn

  14. IndenturedServant says

    Sometime in the last few hours my BHoF order for multiples of every coin option went to “in stock and reserved”. Order was placed opening day @ 12:16PM ET.

  15. Larry says

    Silver BHOF shipping moved out to 6/21. UGH. I can’t ever remember any coin(s) with this kind of initial price frenzy. The only thing I can remember even close was when the 5 OZ ATB’s came out. The prices for those dropped to reasonable values pretty quickly. These will most likely do the same when product starts shipping.

  16. says

    Clark, you really can’t make a good comparison with the unc HoF and the
    unc Jackie Robinson. The JR sold 24,072 proofs and only 5,174 unc…..almost a 5 to 1 ratio. It’s THE lowest mintage unc…that’s why it sells for such a premium. The 18,000 unc HoF gold is way to high to make it worth more than the proof. Secondary market value is not always determined by mintage, but by demand.

    One of the biggest diifference between and proof and unc comm…was the 1986 Statue of Liberty half dollar:

    .1986-D Statue of Liberty Half Dollar 928,008
    1986-S Statue of Liberty Half Dollar 6,925,627

    Here is a link to mintages of modern day commens…1982-2012


  17. VA Rich says

    BELAY MY LAST! THEY’RE COMING NOW! Credit Card was just nailed with coin orders!

  18. says

    GG, you’ve mentioned that much less than 18,000 complete sets of the
    gold because of all the singles being sold….isn’t it possible that the same person is buying both a proof and unc single to make a set?

    Louis, if you have a store on ebay, the ebay fees are only 6%…so add that to the 3% paypal, and that’s only 9% in fees.

  19. Frankie says

    My 12:10pm first day order now shows as ‘in stock and reserved’ and I see a pending charge on my card. Coming home…!

  20. Frankie says

    @Steve, if you are a top-rated seller you get 20% discount on final value fees which makes it effectively 4.8% (0.8×6%).

  21. says

    Good catch VA Rich…my first order coins have been pinged as well…they should ship by friday. My other 3 orders are now all “in stock & reserved” but still have a “on hold” status.

  22. VA Rich says

    Ok guys – my orders thru 12:30 on 03/27/2014 have cc charges against them so we know they’ll be shipping within the next 72 hours –

    12:45 appears to be the slip time for $5 Unc orders of a day to 4/03

    Hope this helps –

  23. VA Rich says

    Geez…, the way these things will be shipping out with different ships dates, it’ll be boxes galore around the house. Those with kids, you’ll be able to build a building block fort from all the boxes.., and top it off with mint bags.. haha

  24. VA Rich says

    In comparing notes with a couple friends, somewhere between the 2 – 3pm orders is where the $5 ship dates for both PRF & UNC slips to June, can anyone help narrow this down please?

  25. Frankie says

    My 2:07pm order is ‘backordered…Jun21’, my 12:10pm order is now in stock & reserved. It seems the cut-off was 2pm.

  26. VA Rich says

    Thanks Frankie!

    Anyone else with an order between 1:30 to 2:00 pm with an expected ship date of June? Thx!

  27. Clark says

    Hidalgo–Point well taken, but consider the 2000 Library of Congress bimetallic (1/2 Pt 1/2 Au) coins: Final mintages were 6,683 uncirculated, and 27,652 proof, a roughly 4:1 ratio. A few years back, I paid ~$1200 for an NGC PF69 and am still looking for a reasonably priced MS69. Ungraded unc LoCs are going for $2900 and MS70s are at $3000-$3300 or more. Like the Jackie Robinson commems, the Library of Congress commems lacked the media hype and a unique shape, but do have eye appeal.

    As I posted last night, anyone’s guess about HoF monetary value is as good as mine, but numismatic history guides us. On one thing we all agree: these HoF commems will forever be the first uniquely shaped series issued by the US Mint. That in and of itself is worth collecting.

  28. says

    Want to add my voice to the chorus. At some point between lunch and 6 pm yesterday, my cancel boxes all disappeared. My order request status is “in process” the status of all items (except, oddly enough, the uncirculated silver dollar which is backordered to April 03) has changed to “In Stock and Reserved.” The US Mint has pinged my credit card and the charge is pending.

    My order was at 12:35. If they ship anything this week I will be extremely impressed, that will be a huge improvement over the last “big” release.

  29. Clark says

    Rats! I was just informed by NGC that it no longer offers multi-coin holders. That is really unfortunate. I was looking forward to taking all the HoFs that come back graded 70, and having them reholdered in a multi-coin slab.

    Following is the email note I received from NGC:

    Dear Mr. Clark,

    Thank you for your email. NGC no longer offers the multi-holder. All coins are graded and encapsulated individually.

    Please feel free to email or call us should you have any further questions.

    Thank you,
    Lisa Berzins
    Customer Service | Numismatic Guaranty Corporation
    p. 800-642-2646 or 941-360-3990 x134 | f. 941-360-2553

  30. Dave says

    My 1:25 PM order was pinged for the Pf half dollar , bag + shipping. Gold still dated 6/1 for Pf and 6/10 for Unc.

    Clad half 4/3. (Why not wIt a day and ship both halves in one box??? Your tax dollars at work again!!!)

    Both silver products scheduled for 4/16

    Hope that narrows it down a bit.

  31. stephen m says

    orders of $300.00 or more and orders with gold with standard shipping shall receive complementary upgrade. Those orders should be received in 2-3 days. It used to be overnight if I remember correctly. Looks like it won’t be long now for the early bird orders.

  32. fm says

    As this blog continues to evolve it is very reminiscent of the one whose subject was the 2011 Silver Eagle Anniversary Set. Most posters are giving their personal experiences as to when their items are expected to ship, when the CC pinged, how many coins they ordered, their conversations with customer service, etc., etc.
    I assume that the commenters are trying to give the rest of us some insight as to the Mint’s ordering and shipping practices, but enough is enough. We can all track our own orders and find out the information as it pertains to each of us individually.

  33. VA Rich says

    Much appreciated Gentlemen! So it appears that around 1:35 +/- 5 is the line of demarcation between now and June for the $5’s (for now, which we all know is subject to (and will) change). Ah, by the end of the day, hopefully they’ll all be shipping!

  34. VA Rich says

    FM – negative ghost rider, though collaboration and helping each other out, we just narrowed down a big answer that is on most posters mind, or will be when shipping confirmations begin to show in the next 72 hours. We just narrowed it down before the questions start flying…

  35. Samuel says

    with the previous shipping company, when the CC is charged, the package is already out. the new company, CC is charged first, then several days later, the package will be out. my experience for the past several months.

  36. says

    @VA Rich, the demarcation line for ME is 1:15. My proof clads are ‘in stock and reserved’ but my gold and silver have not changed from backorder status. These play by plays are helpful and appreciated by me…

  37. Blair J Tobler says

    My wonderful bag shipped yesterday.
    Proof half shows in stock and reserved.
    Unc half and both silvers still doing “add-a-day” crawl.
    At least progress is being made.

    Can’t wait to see the Vietnamese Mint….er, I mean, US Mint bag!

  38. stephen m says

    Hey FM, Are you serious? There was a lot of excitement with the 25th anniversary set coins and there is a lot of excitement and anticipation with the BHOF coins. Now what kind of fun is it to sit back and relax? This is one of the greatest coin blogs there is and the best in my opinion. I don’t get you.

  39. Zaz says

    Woo-hoo, progress! Like the rest of you north of 1:30pm, my 12:52 order got pinged for the proof gold, proof silver and both clads to the tune of 515.60…and placed in queue as in stock and reserved. Unc gold is backordered to 4-3! Unc silver to 4-16. I expect these to ship on Monday or Tuesday at the latest, like everyone predicted. Thanks, everyone for all the updates, it’s really, really helpful!

  40. Blair J Tobler says

    fm – we’re enjoying the updates. If you are not enjoying them you are free to stop reading them

  41. high low silver says

    fm: a lot of posters want to change their e-bay account to “IN HAND” lol

  42. thePhelps says

    I’m guessing fm had an order later in the day and isn’t expecting coins until June… Thats where my order is – but I am enjoying the show!

  43. Mark Rex says

    Looking for some advice on what exactly I should here.

    My first order was accepted on 3/27 12:05 pm for 1x PR $5 gold. This order is in process and my card got charged $425 today. Looks good.

    My second order was accepted on 3/27 12:07 pm for 1x UNC $5 gold. This order is on hold. No pings on my card. Site says back ordered 4/2. This is the same card as my first order. Worried that I am going to lose my place in line. This is the order that has me worried.

    My third order was accepted on 3/27 12:12 pm for 1x of PR $1 and 50c, UNC $1 and 50c. This order is in process and my card has been charged $138 today. I used a different card for this order than the first two. Looks good.

    So my issue is with my second order. I don’t want to lose my spot in line and lose my early gold coin. There should be no issues with the card as I even called them yesterday to confirm. With this order being on hold and no activity yet what would you do? Have any readers who placed an order for the UNC $5 placed before 12:15 pm have this issue? With this happening could I lose my spot? Any advice is much appreciated.

  44. fm says

    But I still have to wade through them.. I will just say to all of you who feel the necessity of giving constant, personal updates: relax, take a walk through the park, and occasionally check your email to ascertain when your items have shipped.
    Maybe you’ll even be the first in your neighborhood to receive your sacred HOF coins.

  45. Zaz says

    @Mark Rex: relax, you’ll get your unc gold. The dates on that coin have shifted wildly over the last five days. My 12:52 order started out with 5/26 then shifted to 4/15 on Monday and finally to 4/3 this morning. Your 12:07 order should be near the top of the queue.

  46. fm says

    high low silver,

    Is that a gloved or non-gloved “IN HAND” ? Hey, I’m not a fan of EBay pre-sales. If the sellers don’t get their coins in the time frame they promised their buyers, too bad.

  47. ibex66 says

    I guess FM didn’t get any coins – why is he even on this thread?

    BTW my very sizeable order, not AKBob big, but big says in stock and reserved BUT still has cancel boxes and says On Hold. CC pinged for the 4.95. Order placed early at 12:09. Seems weird.

  48. fm says

    YES I DID! And with a shipping date of 4/16. There, I’ve joined the rest of you. Any further questions?

  49. Eddie says

    Does anyone know or think if there will be a 6 coin holder for a set of the BHoF coins so we can make our own BHoF coin set?

  50. Brad says

    My two orders seem to be stuck in an eternal “on hold” status. Due to being stuck in the waiting room for over 3 hours, my gold coin orders have time stamps of 3:46 pm and 3:56 pm. Coins are backordered until mid to late June in both orders. Since they were placed long before the “waiting list” notice, I’m condident they’ll be filled. However, it’s a real drag to have to wait that long to get them. I hope it turns out to be much sooner.

  51. Eddie says

    Didn’t the Mint say that there will be a Young Person set of just the clad dollars and an adult set? or am I thinking of a different set altogether?

  52. Brad says

    Oh and by the way, I cancelled the free bag on both orders too. That silly thing isn’t even worth the effort to try to sell it on eBay. After fees and shipping, I’d barely get a dollar or two out of it!

  53. Larry says

    Will there be any excitement for the Great Smokey Mountain 5 OZ P ATB? Are we all excited out? These dang 5 OZers are growing on me.

  54. KEITHSTER says

    My on holds all had to do with my debit card not enough funds you know so if thats what your using fill ur up and call the 800#! Don’t use a credit card but think some have a daily limit check with the card company the call the mint they will hold your instock &reserved for about a week and try to ping it again.But if the moneys there best to call asap. Should be alot of this going on when the ATB’s come out next week &month & the month after ect.their little way of playing might help bring some of the sript #’s down? So as they use to say keep the powder dry and Good Luck All:>:>:>

  55. thePhelps says

    @Mark Rex… don’t worry about it. If this is a typical mint offering … they probably had far more proofs already in hand than unc. I ordered at 2:06 and have no worries about getting the coins – yours is going to ship far sooner than mine.

  56. charles says

    Eddie, you are correct on the Young Person set..but I’m not aware of any other set.

  57. SilverFan says

    I am guessing that the excitement for the 5 ounce ATBs will be dampened a bit due to the subscription program. I may just get into the waiting room on the mint site next week and sit there and read a few magazines knowing that my subscriptions are already processed…lol

  58. Hawkster says

    This comment is directed to those of you who continue to denigrate the free Mint bag, even going so far as to delete the item from your order.

    You are just not being creative enough. In one word: REPURPOSE. One suggestion would be to cut the bag neatly where the gold coin image and gold Mint logo is into a neat rectangle. Then use this as the lining of a glass-covered shadowbox to showcase your valuable gold coins to relatives, friends, and anyone walking by your house.

  59. GoldGuru says

    CC pinged for full amt. on my 2 gold orders, both #42923XXX @12:28. In stock, reserved, boxes gone. Someone yesterday said my # was too high & didn’t think I would get my gold, looks like I will…whew!! My 2 silver orders, placed a few minutes later, now has 1 in process, boxes gone, but dates are 6/20 & 6/01. Plop, plop, fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is !!

  60. GoldGuru says

    @ Steve, In response to your question about the 18K possible gold sets…I’m sure a lot of guys are bouncing back & forth on eBay trying to get one of each gold, so they have the set. But, a lot of guys just want one or the other& r going to put them away. That leaves fewer possible sets. Also, we don’t know how many of each were sold @ Baltimore& @ the mint store, where there were lines too. Most people can only afford to buy one gold, and they’re happy. So, that will leave fewer possible sets. I’ve got 4 sets coming, keeping 2 in OGP, & sending 2 to NGC. Going to try and sell them to guys looking for sets. Just my thoughts. Can’t see more than a few thousand sets available. I’ll be set up @ the Jax., FL. show @ the end of may. I’ll see what happens.

  61. Samuel says

    I have a sealed 6 coin set in stock and reserved with cancel box, plan to keep it sealed.

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