Quarters symbolic of South Carolina’s Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) go on sale this coming Monday, November 14, 2016.
The 25-cent piece is the last release this year as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, and it is the thirty-five overall since the series debuted in 2010. Product options that will be available include rolls and bags filled with 40 to 120 quarters at prices ranging from $18.95 to $46.95.
Financial institutions cannot order coins by design from Federal Reserve Banks so new quarters can take months to years to appear locally in change. The rolls and bags are one of the best ways to get new quarters early and in large quantities.
The rolls and bags include circulating quality Fort Moultrie quarters that are made at one of three United States Mint production facilities:
- the Philadelphia Mint,
- the Denver Mint, and
- the San Francisco Mint.
While the quarters are in circulating quality, they have never been in circulation. Product choices and their prices are:
|PRODUCT OPTION||MINT MARK||PRICE|
|Single Roll of 40 coins||"S"||$18.95|
|100-Coin Bag||"P," "D," or "S"||$34.95|
|Two-Roll Set, 40 coins per roll||"P" and "D"||$32.95|
|Three-Roll Set, 40 coins per roll||"P," "D," and "S"||$46.95|
Mintmarks denote where the quarters are made with "S" for San Francisco, "P" for Philadelphia and "D" for Denver. The mintmark appears on the obverse or heads side of each coin.
Quarters from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints with Fort Moultrie designs will eventually make their way into change but those from the San Francisco Mint are struck only for coin collectors — they do not enter circulation.
Designs on Fort Moultrie Quarters
Quarter obverses share John Flanagan’s effigy of George Washington, the first U.S. president. Reverses are specific to the national parks commemorated in the 56-quarter program.
This fifth 2016 quarter depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from a British ship. Richard Scott created the design and Joseph Menna sculpted it.
Rolls and bags of Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) quarters may be ordered from the United States Mint beginning at noon ET on November 14. The U.S. Mint’s product page for quarter products is found online here. Orders are also accepted at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Official Launch Ceremony, Forum and Coin Exchange
On Thursday, November 17, the United States Mint and National Park Service will introduce the new coin in a ceremony at Fort Moultrie (1214 Middle Street,
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482). The event is free and open to the public, and begins at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
On the evening prior to the ceremony, November 16, the U.S. Mint will host a coin forum at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center. The forum begins at 6 p.m. and will last until around 7 p.m. In addition, right after the quarter launch ceremony there is a coin exchange where the public can swap cash for rolls of P-mint mark quarters.