Today, November 5, 2012 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of multiple numismatic products featuring Denali National Park and Preserve. The products will include quarters with the traditional “P” and “D” mint marks in bags and rolls, quarters with the special “S” mint mark in bags and rolls, and the numismatic five ounce silver coins. This is the first time that the US Mint is releasing all three of these product types on the same date.
The reverse design of the Denali National Park Quarter features a Dall sheep with Mount McKinley rising in the background. This was designed by Susan Gamble and engraved by Jim Licaretz. The obverse of the coin features the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, which has been used for each issue of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The US Mint will offer numismatic bags and rolls of the quarters featuring the “P” and “D” mint marks. Coins bearing these mint marks are also released for circulation. The coins in the bags and rolls are “circulating quality” but packaged in US Mint branded wrappers or canvas bags, which contain an indication of the design, state abbreviation, mint mark, and face value.
The two roll sets include two 40-coin rolls and are priced at $32.95 per set. The 100-coin bags are available from each mint and are priced at $34.95 per bag. The US Mint indicates that these products will remain available for sale for one year from the original issue date.
Numismatic bags and rolls of quarters featuring the “S” mint mark are also available. These coins are not released for circulation, but only available within these numismatic products. Single rolls containing 40 coins are priced at $18.95 each, and 100-coin bags are available priced at $34.95 each. Once again, these products will remain available for sale for one year from the original issue date.
The final product available for sale today is the 2012-P Denali National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. These coins feature the same design as the quarter, but are struck in 5 troy ounces of .999 fine silver with a diameter of 3 inches. Bullion versions were released earlier in the month and have recorded sales of 15,000 coins to date.
The numismatic versions are limited to 25,000 coins, feature a special finish created through a vapor blasting technique, and carry the “P” mint mark. These are priced at $229.95 each. Previous 2012-dated coins for this product type were priced at $204.95, but the price was increased in early October.