American Samoa Quarter Bags and Rolls will go on sale at the US Mint on July 27, 2009 at 12:00 Noon ET. This will be the fourth coin released in this year’s District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Quarters Program.
The reverse design of the American Samoa Quarter features the ava bowl, whisk, and staff in the foreground. A coastline with coconut trees appears towards the background. An inscription reads “SAMOA MUAMUA LE ATUA” which translates to “Samoa, God is First.” This reverse was designed by Stephen Clark and sculpted by Charles Vickers.
Similar to prior releases, the US Mint will offer 100 and 1,000-coin bags and two roll sets featuring the latest quarter.
The 100-coin bags will be available from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint and will be priced at $32.95 each. The 1,000 coin bags will also be available from either mint and will be priced at $309.95. The two roll sets contain on 40-coin roll from each mint and will be priced at $32.95 each. The rolls will come in custom US Mint wrappers which denote the contents and face value of each roll.
Final production figures have not yet been released for the American Samoa Quarter, but the numbers will be closely watched. For all three quarter designs which have been released so far this year, each subsequent release has had a lower overall mintage than the one before. The most recently released Guam Quarter had a combined mintage of 87.6 million coins, comprised of 45 million Philadelphia Mint coins and 42.6 million Denver Mint coins.
The final production figures for the American Samoa Quarter will likely be available in early August, a few days after the bags and rolls are first released.
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