U.S. Mint opens sales for rolls and bags of Ellis Island quarters

Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.

Coming on Wednesday, a look at “The quarter that might have been: Cumberland Island’s rejected turtle design.”

The United States Mint opened sales for products featuring America the Beautiful Quarters Program coins honoring Ellis Island at noon today (August 28).

The coin’s reverse design depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen in the background. Inscriptions are ELLIS ISLAND, NEW JERSEY, 2017, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The reverse was designed by Barbara Fox, Artistic Infusion Program designer, and engraved by Phebe Hemphill, United States Mint sculptor-engraver. The obverse design features the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan.

Product options and their prices are as follows:






100-Coin Bag




100-Coin Bag




100-Coin Bag




Two-Roll Set

P and D



40-Coin Roll




Three-Roll Set

P, D, and S


Coins in the rolls and bags are struck on the main production floors at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mint facilities. The three-roll set contains coins from all three facilities. Unlike the “P” and “D” mintmark quarters, those with the “S” mintmark will not be released into circulation.

The special numismatic wrapping for the coin rolls displays the name Ellis Island; the abbreviation NJ for New Jersey; $10, the face value of its contents; and P, D, or S for the mint of origin. The canvas bags have a tag with Ellis Island, NJ, and P, D, or S.

About the United States Mint

The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers. The Mint is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year (#USMint225).

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  1. KEITHSTER says

    Good to see means that my bank will have some rolls in a week or two. Picked up my APE today funny story on that one also they should be over soon? Good Luck All”>”>”>”>”>”>”>”>”>”>”>”>

  2. Louis Golino says

    I think the AP’s bought more of these than the last 2 because the subject matter resonates for so many people. For example, my maternal grandfather for whom I am named, came from Italy through Ellis Island about 100 years ago.

  3. Just Another Dave In Pa says

    So Ellis Island opened in 1892 and the US Mint opened in 1792.

    Columbus “discovered” America in 1492 although if you read the book 1491 by Charles Mann then you might see it differently.

    At the 1992 Democratic National Convention, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton accepted his party’s presidential nomination on behalf of the “forgotten middle class”.

    25 years later and the forgotten middle class has sunken even further into oblivion. This is largely because of policies like NAFTA enacted by Clinton. That sucking sound you hear?…………….

  4. cagcrisp says

    16AN 2016 ATB SILVER UNC 5 OZ – FT MLTR 17,438 +22
    17AJ 2017 ATB SILVER UNC 5 OZ – EFF MNDS 15,690 +32
    17AK 2017 ATB SILVER UNC 5 OZ – DOUGLASS 15,528 +72
    17AL 2017 ATB SILVER UNC 5 OZ – OZARK 14,217 +144

  5. cagcrisp says

    17XA 2017 AM LIBERTY 24K GOLD 1 OZ 24,352 +127
    17XB 2017 AM LIBERTY SILVER MEDAL (P) 43,121 + 608

  6. cagcrisp says

    16XA 2016 WALKING LIBERTY 24K GOLD .5OZ 64,155 + 48
    16XC 2016 STANDING LIBERTY 24K GOLD .25OZ 89,980 + 39

  7. cagcrisp says

    16EA 2016 AM EAGLE SILVER PROOF 1 OZ 570,222 +1,441

    16EB 2016 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1 OZ 23,715 + 10
    16EC 2016 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ 5,734 +5

    16EG 2016 AM EAGLE SILVER UNC 1 OZ 203,837 +808

  8. cagcrisp says

    Platinum continues to go Down…

    17EA 2017 AM EAGLE SILVER PROOF 1 OZ 301,120 +1,850

    17EB 2017 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1 OZ 6,103 +79
    17EC 2017 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ 1,424 +18
    17ED 2017 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1/4 OZ 2,225 +21
    17EE 2017 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1/10 OZ 9,410 +97
    17EF 2017 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 4-COIN SET 8,152 +59

    17EG 2017 AM EAGLE SILVER UNC 1 OZ 121,272 +1,111

    17EH 2017 AM EAGLE GOLD UNC 1 OZ 2,915 +34

    17EJ 2017 AM EAGLE PLATINUM PROOF 1 OZ 8,779 (57)

    17EL 2017 AM BUFFALO GOLD PROOF 1 OZ 12,554 +74

  9. cagcrisp says

    Some More Low Mintage Wonders in the Making…

    17CA 2017 BOYS TOWN GOLD PROOF 1,395 + 3
    17CB 2017 BOYS TOWN GOLD UNC 1,946 + 12
    17CC 2017 BOYS TOWN SILVER PROOF 22,977 +99
    17CD 2017 BOYS TOWN SILVER UNC 9,710 +24
    17CE 2017 BOYS TOWN CLAD PROOF 16,072 + 44
    17CF 2017 BOYS TOWN CLAD UNC 14,092 +60
    17CG 2017 BOYS TOWN 3-COIN SET 5,029 + 18

    17CH 2017 LIONS CLUBS SILVER PROOF 64,821 + 68
    17CJ 2017 LIONS CLUBS SILVER UNC 16,345 +18

  10. cagcrisp says

    JQ1 2015 FS GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ – TRUMAN 2,696 + 1
    JQ2 2015 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – TRUMAN 1,894 +2
    JQ4 2015 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – EISENHWR 2,039 + 2
    JQ6 2015 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – KENNEDY 6,755 +6
    JQ8 2015 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – JOHNSON 1,823 + 2

    16SA 2016 FS GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ – NIXON 2,574 +2
    16SB 2016 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – NIXON 1,661 +5
    16SC 2016 FS GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ – FORD 2,387 (2)
    16SD 2016 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – FORD 1,650 –
    16SE 2016 FS GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ – REAGAN 3,414 +3
    16SF 2016 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – REAGAN 1,913 +4

  11. cagcrisp says

    Looks like we Will get a Gold price Increase tomorrow Afternoon.

    (Monday was a Holiday and I’m not sure how that factors in)…

  12. earthling says

    ” Wow. Wow. Wow…

    17XC 2017 225TH ANN ENHANCED UNC SET 187,304 (23,969) ”

    The events around the EU Set make me think of a Volcano. It blew its top, now an ever increasing flow of hot lava is coming down the slope to incinerate anything in its path.

  13. Einbahnstrasse says

    On those Low Mintage Wonders, here are the current Boys Town sales as a percentage of the current low mintage records in each category:

    Gold proof: 6424/13266 = 48.4%
    Gold unc: 1946/5150 = 37.8%
    Silver proof: 28006/61992 = 45.1%
    Silver unc: 9710/14497 = 67.0%
    Clad proof: 21101/47326 = 44.6%
    Clad unc: 14092/21019 = 67.0%

    I’d say the silver unc. and clad unc. will probably wind up *not* being record lows–the surge of late buyers in December will be enough to put them over the top. The other four aren’t even halfway there yet, so I have a hard time seeing them getting there.

    Interesting how the gold unc. is even farther off the pace than the gold proof, while the opposite is true for the silver and clad. Not sure how to explain that one….

  14. Dustyroads says

    I had a front row seat to the storm. Watched it pass by the coast. No rain or wind to speak of, just a nice cool breeze out of the North.

  15. Scott says

    @ Just Another Dave In Pa, that sucking sound you hear is the Federal Reserve sucking the remaining wealth out of the middle class…..

  16. earthling says

    The sucking sound us UAW members heard was the General sucking our Training Money into his Mansion up in Harrison Township. Too bad he’s gone now. Oh well maybe his family he left behind are enjoying the fancy digs. Too bad they might end up as guests in hi-risk hotel soon. Three hots and a cot after the lite slap to the wrist.

  17. Fred C. Dobbs says

    The sucking sound is the Fed, with no % on OUR savings for what 10 years & BofA & other swampkings charging 18-28% for a Visa……criminal, what happened to usury, oh banks are exempt, how $weet….. oh & the CEO salary explosion, kind of anohter factor while they fight a $12 an hr wage……many factors but the top 1% keep getting more & more……..@ least I got my Pd @ $177 an oz…….

  18. John Q. Coinage says

    Fred has a point – also seems that the premiums on the Ellis Island are up a bit, so are the #’s if @ almost 4ok for bullion no ltd. issue as with Douglas or Arkansas River…..are they still selling the bullion? About 116 now, IF they jack it up to 120+ the mint issues may come into my playbook again! PS: What is up with the EU, the set that wont go away!!

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