The United States Mint on Thursday, January 27, 2011, released rolls and bags of the Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters. The coins honor the national military park located within the state of Pennsylvania.
The first quarter issue of the year, and the sixth since the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program was released into circulation on Monday through Federal Reserve Banks. The US Mint in a ceremonial capacity, along with the National Park Service, released the quarters publicly on Tuesday.
Since banks cannot order the new series of quarters by location like they could with the 50 States Quarters Program, acquiring the coins through banks or in circulation can be tricky. One of several ways to get them is through US Mint rolls and bags.
The US Mint is offering circulation quality 100-Coin Bags of the 2011 Gettysburg Quarter for $49.95 and Two-Roll Sets of them for $39.95.
Buyers have two choices for the 100-Coin Bags. One bag is filled with Philadelphia struck coins, and bear the "P" mint mark, while the other bag contains Denver minted coins featuring the "D" mint mark.
Each Two-Roll Set has one $10 roll of quarters from Philadelphia and another $10 roll from Denver. The denoting "P" and "D" mint marks are on the obverse (heads side) of each coin under the IN GOD WE TRUST inscription.
The rolls and bags do carry significant premiums, however. The premium for the bags is highest at $24.95. The rolls cost an extra $19.95 above the face value of their coins.
The Gettysburg quarter rolls and bags may be ordered directly from the US Mint’s Web site (http://www.usmint.gov/), or by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The four upcoming 2011 quarters in the order of their release include Glacier National Park Quarter, Olympic National Park Quarter, Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter, and the Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter. These coins honor the parks and sites located within the states of Montana, Washington, Mississippi and Oklahoma.
The debuting five 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters honored Hot Springs National Park in Arizona, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Yosemite National Park in California, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon.