The United States Mint will begin sales of the Olympic National Park Quarter numismatic bags and rolls today June 13, 2011 at 12:00 Noon ET. This coin represents the eighth release of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The reverse design features a Roosevelt elk stepping onto a gravel river bar of the Hoh River with Mount Olympus in the background. This was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso. The obverse features a portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan.
Two roll sets will be available containing one 40-coin roll each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The custom wrappers indicate the issue, face value of the contents, and mint mark. The sets containing $20 face value worth of quarters are priced at $39.95.
Separately, 100-coin bags will be available for each separate mint. The canvas bags indicate the face value of the contents and are sewn shut. A tag with the US Mint logo indicates the issue and mint mark. The bags which contain $25 face value in quarters are priced at $49.95 each.
As with previous bags and rolls offered for the America the Beautiful Quarters, the Mint indicates that the products will remain available for one year from the release date. Sales have already ended for bags and rolls of the first two designs featuring Hot Springs and Yellowstone.
An official launch ceremony for the Olympic National Park Quarter has been scheduled to take place tomorrow June 14, 11:00 AM PT at City Pier, Port Angeles Washington. These events have provided an opportunity for attendees to acquire the coins at face value in a coin exchange following the ceremony.