Today April 4, 2011, the United States Mint began sales of the Glacier National Park Quarter numismatic bags and rolls. This coincides with the circulation release date for the seventh coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The reverse of the coin features a view of the northeast slope of Mount Reynolds with a mountain goat on rocky slopes in the foreground. This was designed by Barbara Fox and sculpted by Charles Vickers. The obverse contains the portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan used for all issues of the series.
Following the format of previous offerings, 100-coin bags are available from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint and two roll sets are available containing one roll from each facility. The packaging indicates “Glacier National Park”, the state abbreviation, the mint mark, and the face value.
Pricing is double the face value, with the 100-coin bags priced at $49.95 and the two roll sets priced at $39.95.
An official launch ceremony for the Glacier National Park Quarter will be held on April 13, 2011, 1:00 PM ET at Columbia Falls High School in Montana. For anyone able to attend the event, the new quarters are usually available through a coin exchange where $10 rolls can be purchased at face value.
For the America the Beautiful Quarters bags and rolls, the US Mint has indicated that each release will remain available for one year after the start of sales. The Hot Springs National Park Quarter bags and rolls went on sale April 19, 2010. If the US Mint follows through with their statements, sales for the Hot Springs bags and rolls should end in two weeks time.