Glacier National Park Quarter Bags and Rolls


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.

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  1. JA says

    I considered splurging for a bag or two of the Hot Springs quarters but I just couldn't pull the trigger.

    If I buy one bag, I know I'm going to feel like I have to collect the rest. But then again, why would I want to start collecting only to have the mint jack up prices again next year and the year after that so that I'll have another unfinished collection! No, I don't think so.

    Each quarter is now double face value, can anyone foresee the day when it will cost 75 cents? 1 dollar????

  2. Anonymous says

    How can the mint expect people to pay double face for these? If ever the time comes to sell them you'll get face and no more. At least with silver and gold there's a good chance the value will go up as the dollar goes down.

  3. Anonymous says

    Yeah, I sure won't buy them for double face value. The Mint still sells quite a few of them, though.

    I'm through buying stuff that doesn't contain some form of precious metal. The prices keep going up, making the future re-sale value bleak.

  4. Anonymous says

    Nice looking coin, but the bags and rolls are just too expensive. Why does the Mint charge a premium over the face value? Is it really so expensive for them to produce uncirc versions of these coins for collectors?

    Nick

  5. Anonymous says

    The way nickel and copper have been rising; these losers could be worth something some day.

  6. Anonymous says

    Only if it isn't illegal to melt them down for their metal value by then! Don't hold your breath.

  7. Anonymous says

    You don't have to melt them down for them to be worth a premium. There are a lot of opportunities out there right now to sell pre-1982 pennies at 2X their face value. fyi.

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