Bags and rolls of the fifth 2010 America the Beautiful Quarter, featuring Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon, were released today, November 15, 2010, at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coins also entered public circulation via the banking system.
The two-roll quarter set, at $32.95, has 80 total circulation quality quarter-dollars. One roll will contain 40 Mount Hood coins with the Philadelphia "P" mint mark and the other roll includes 40 Denver "D" mint marked Mount Hood quarters.
The rolls are special Mint-wrapped with the name of the national site, state abbreviation, city of the mint where struck, and "$10" — the face value of the roll. Each two-roll set has a $12.95 premium.
The $35.95 100-Coin Bag contains either Philadelphia or Denver struck Mount Hood Quarters, depending on the buyer’s choice. The quarter-dollars are also circulation quality. Each bag, made of canvas, is similarly tagged with the Mint’s originating city, the name of the national site, state abbreviation, and its face-value — $25. Hence, the premium is $10.95.
The Mount Hood National Forest Quarter is the last new 25-cent piece for 2010. Its design, on the coin’s reverse (or tails side), is of Mount Hood with Lost Lake in the foreground.
Previous coins launched this year were the Hot Springs National Park Quarter, Yellowstone National Park Quarter, Yosemite National Park Quarter, and Grand Canyon National Park Quarter. Bags and rolls for these designs are currently on sale from the United States Mint.
Orders may be placed at the Mint’s Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or via their toll-free number at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Mount Hood’s Quarter ceremonial release will occur on Wednesday, November 17. Forest and Mint officials will begin their presentations at 10:30 AM Pacific Time at the World Forestry Center, located at 4033 SW Canyon Road in Portland, Oregon.
The America the Beautiful Quarters® Program started this year. It is honoring 56 national parks and other national sites in each state, U.S. territory, and the District of Columbia. Five designs will be released each year until the final quarter is launched in 2021.