Collectors have several product options of 2013 White Mountain National Forest Quarters from the United States Mint. The newest quarters were released on January 28, 2013 in bags and rolls.
U.S. Mint facilities in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco produced 100-coin bags and 40-coin rolls, much like those produced for previous national park quarters, except that options now include three-roll sets that have coins from all three facilities. A breakdownof the collector and circulation products follows.
- White Mountain National Forest Quarter Three-Roll Set, (40 P, 40 D, & 40 S), for $46.95
- White Mountain National Forest Quarter Two-Roll Set, (40 P & 40 D), for $32.95
- White Mountain Quarter 40-coin Roll, San Francisco, for $18.95
- White Mountain Quarter 100-coin Bag, San Francisco, for $34.95
- White Mountain Quarter 100-coin Bag, Philadelphia, for $34.95
- White Mountain Quarter 100-coin Bag, Denver, for $34.95
It should be noted that all of the above products contain circulation-quality strikes.
Designs Featured on White Mountain National Forest Quarters
These new issues represent the first of five new reverse designs for this year’s quarters. 2013 is the fourth year in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
Just like other artwork from this program, the reverse design embodies the selected national site. In this particular one, a depiction of Mt. Chocorua, the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is framed with birch trees in the foreground. The image was drawn by Phebe Hemphill, and inscriptions surrounding it are WHITE MOUNTAIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Former President George Washington is featured on the coin’s obverse. The portrait was created by John Flanagan and has been on the quarter dollar since 1932. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
Where to Find the Rolls and Bags
Also on Monday, January 28, the Federal Reserve began distributing the Philadelphia and Denver minted White Mountain quarters, but as many collectors know, finding this design at a local bank or in pocket change could take several months. The reason is that while the Federal Reserve officially released the coins, they fill orders at depository institutions based on demand for particular coin denomination and not by specific designs.
Also, the San Francisco strikes are produced to meet collector demand and sold directly to the public by the U.S. Mint. 2013-S White Mountain quarters will not enter general circulation as the Philadelphia and Denver strikes.
2013 White Mountain National Forest Quarters in coin bags and rolls may be purchased at the United States Mint website, http://www.usmint.gov/, or by phone, at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). A $4.95 for shipping and handling fee applies to all domestic orders.
The United States Mint packages the products it sells with unique black and white branding that also displays the Mint’s logo. What banks distribute from the Federal Reseve lack the special packaging and logo.
More White Mountain National Forest Quarter Products
Coming soon is the White Mountain National Forest Quarters Three-Coin Set on February 12, 2013. This set will contain a collector uncirculated Philadelphia and Denver quarter plus a collector proof quarter from San Francisco. The price will be $9.95.
Already on the market are the 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set for $14.95 and 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set for $41.95. Other major sets that will contain White Mountain National Forest Quarters are listed below with their respective estimated prices and release dates.
- 2013 United States Mint Proof Set®, March 28, for $31.95
- 2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set®, April, $27.95
- 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™, April, $12.95
- 2013 United States Mint Silver Proof Set®, May, $67.95
- and 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™, November, $5.95
Prices and launch dates are subject to change.
Investor quality White Mountain National Forest Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins and collector quality White Mountain National Forest Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are also expected but have not yet been formally announced.