2015 Homestead National Monument of America Quarter Bags and Rolls

Today, February 24, 2015, the United States Mint began accepting orders for bags and rolls of circulating quality 2015 Homestead National Monument of America Quarters. This represents the twenty-sixth overall release within the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

2015 Homestead Quarter

The reverse design of the coin represents the three fundamentals of survival common to all homesteaders: food, water, and shelter. This was designed by Ronald D. Sanders and engraved by Jim Licaretz.

The original reverse design candidate (which can be seen here) had also included 30 stars surrounding the three fundamentals to represent the 30 states that participated in the Homestead Act. Within the design review phase, both the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and the Commission of Fine Arts had recommended the removal of the stars. The CCAC had also suggested the addition of the words “FREE LAND” to the design, but this suggestion was not followed. The CFA recommended a reduction of the size of the corn husks, which was followed.

As with all prior releases of the series, the obverse design carries the 1932 portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan.

The United States Mint is offering the standard six different numismatic products containing circulating quality examples of the Homestead National Monument of America Quarters. The products feature coins from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mint facilities, carrying the “P”, “D”, and “S” mint marks, respectively. The coins from Philadelphia and Denver are also released for circulation, while the coins from the San Francisco Mint are only available within numismatic products.

Products include 40-coin rolls with “S” mint mark coins available 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. There are also 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 site, state abbreviation, mint mark, and face value of the contents. There are no stated mintage limits or household ordering limits in place.

As a change from the usual situation, the official launch ceremony for the Homestead Quarter occurred prior to the start of sale for these bags and rolls. The ceremony was held on February 10, 2015, when attendees were able to obtain rolls of the new quarters ahead of the more broadly accessible US Mint product release.

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  1. Ends in Error says

    The only given about any manipulated market is that there will be up and down movements forever. The ones causing the turns make money by all the up and down movements. The ones at the end of the train have their money shaken loose for the leaders to scoop up. It’s all a good game. It gives so many a reason for being.

  2. gary says

    @EndsinError_ Well put! Isn’t that the nature of what a market always is? Haggling , posturing & manipulation? With relatively low inflation expected this year I expect PMs to just stay rangebound as they have been. As to gold, 1,125 on a spike low to $1,300 on a spike high. In other words, 2015 won’t be the year to dump overpriced gold purchased roughly from 2011 to 2013.

  3. paul G says

    I WAS READING THE COMMENTS FROM SILKY, THE PHELPS AND JERRY DIEKMAN ABOUT OUR SHARED HISTORY AND THOU;G;H IT MIGHT BE A GOOD TIME TO MENTION A BIOGRAPHY I JUST FINISHED ON JOHN FOSTER DULLES, THE SECRETARY OF STATE UNDER EISENHOWER , AND HIS BROTHER, ALLEN DULLES, WHO WAS THE PERSON WHO STARTED THE CIA. THE BOOK CHRONICLES THEIR LIFE FROM THE EARLY 1900’S TO THE SIXTIES. BOTH HAD AN AMAZING INFLUENCE ON POST WORLD WAR FOREIGN POLICY FOR VIET NAM, IRAN, CUBA AND THE MIDDLE EAST . THE BOOK IS TITTLED “THE BROTHERS” BY STEPHEN KINZER, FOR ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED. ONE OF THE INTERESTING SIDE NOTES WAS EISENHOWER’S OFFER OF THE SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE POSITION TO FOSTER DULLES, WHO WAS MORE INTERESTED IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS THAN DOMESTIC AFFAIRS. HE TURNED IT DOWN AND THE JUDGESHIP WENT TO EARL WARREN, WHO LED THE COURT ON THE SIDE OF CIVIL RIGHTS FOR BLACKS AND OTHER MINORITIES AND CHANGED OUR NATION.

  4. fmtransmitter says

    MikeinPA says
    FEBRUARY 26, 2015 AT 9:27 AM

    off topic-does anyone see any upward movement in the PM market this year?

    Nope, keep calm and stack on…

  5. gary says

    @whatajoke… Hey, thanks for that posting! It IS a very worthwhile read on the fate of empires. Thanks for Sharing!

  6. Dustyroads says

    whatajoke….

    Decadence is due to:
    Too long a period of wealth and power – An exert from ” The Fate Of Empires”.

    Do you see the decadence? It looks like the 1920’s to me, but worse!

  7. Jerry Diekmann says

    This “Fate of Empires” might be a very good read. People really need to know what has caused the rise and fall of empires over the years. None of them have ever had a claim to immortality, including the USA, and many of them fell from within . The most recent example of this happening is the Soviet Union, but the same could be said for ancient Greece, Rome, Spain, and the Ottoman Empire. I see our country’s history of the last generation, manifested in a Congress that used to be revered and today is rightfully reviled, as a troubling element in our country’s decline. You can be Republican, Democrat, or Independent, but no matter your political affiliation, the lack of leadership in our country should be of grave concern to all of us.

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