Today November 14, 2011 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of numismatic bags and rolls for the Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter. This will represent the final release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program for the year and the tenth release for the series overall.
The reverse design of the coin contains a depiction of Lincoln Bridge, which was the park’s first constructed improvement. The bridge is built of limestone and was dedicated in 1909 to celebrate the centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The reverse was designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Jim Licaretz.
The US Mint offers two roll sets containing one 40-coin roll from the Philadelphia Mint and one 40-coin roll from the Denver Mint. The paper wrappers include the site name, state abbreviation, mint mark, and face value. The price for each set is $39.95.
Also available are 100-coin bags from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint. The bags are sewn closed and contain a tag indicating the site, date, and mint mark, with the face value printed on the bag. Each bag is priced at $49.95.
Both the two roll sets and 100-coin bags will remain available for sale for one year from the release date.
An official launch ceremony for the Chickasaw Quarter will be held on November 16 at Flower Park on the grounds of the national recreation area.
Sales are scheduled to end for certain numismatic products included in the “Last Opportunity” section of the US Mint’s website.
On November 15 at 12:00 Noon ET, sales will end for the 2010 Mount Hood National Park Quarter bags and rolls. This coin represents the fifth release from the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The final mintages were 34.4 million coins each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mint.
The two roll sets are priced at $32.95 and the 100-coin bags are priced at $35.95. This is a lower price than charged for rolls released during 2011.
On November 18 at 12:00 Noon ET, sales will end for the 2009 Zachary Taylor Presidential Dollar rolls. This was the 12th release of the Presidential Dollar Coin Program. The final mintages were 43.54 million coins each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mint.
The rolls are priced at $35.95 each. This is also a lower pricing point than the rolls released this year.
Separately, the US Mint added a new item to its Scheduled Product Listing. On November 16, 2011, the New Frontier Bronze Medals will be available for sale. Available in 3-inch or 1.5-inch size, these are reproductions of the Congressional Gold Medal issued to honor the space missions of John Glenn aboard Mercury Atlas 6 and Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins aboard Apollo 11.
The designs for the medal have not yet been revealed by the US Mint, however, you can view the field of four obverse and seven reverse design candidates within this CoinUpdate article.