Today, June 9, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for bags and rolls containing 2014 Arches National Park Quarters. This represents the third release of the year and the twenty-third release overall for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The reverse design of the coin features a depiction of Delicate Arch, a 65-foot freestanding natural arch, with the La Sal Mountains appearing in the background. Delicate Arch is the most famous arch within Arches National Park and a widely recognized landmark in Utah, which is depicted on Utah license plates and have been featured on a USPS postage stamp celebrating Utah’s centennial of statehood.
The reverse of the coin was designed by Donna Weaver and engraved by Charles L. Vickers. In the design review phase, this was the candidate recommended by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The Commission of Fine Arts had recommended an alternative design depicting a different arch.
The obverse of the coin features the restored 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan. This design has been used in common throughout the program.
The United States Mint is offering six different product options for the Arches National Park Quarter bags and rolls. Each option includes circulating quality coins struck at either the Philadelphia, Denver, or San Francisco Mint facilities bearing the “P”, “D”, or “S” mint marks. The circulating quality coins bearing the “S” mint mark are not released for general circulation or included in the annual coin sets but only available within the numismatic bags and rolls. The coins bearing the “P” and “D” mint marks are released for general circulation.
Product options include 40-coin rolls containing coins with the “S” mint mark priced at $18.95 each, two roll sets containing “P” and “D” mint marked coins priced at $32.95, and three-roll sets of “P”, “D”, and “S” mint marked coins priced at $46.95 each. Also available are 100-coin bags containing coins with either of the three mint marks, priced at $34.95 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 stated mintage limits or household ordering limits. The US Mint indicates that these products will remain available for sale for one year from the initial on-sale date or until inventory is depleted at an earlier date.
Later this week on June 12, the US Mint will begin sales for the 2014-P Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins. The bullion version of the five ounce silver coin went on sale to authorized purchasers today.