Rolls and bags of quarters celebrating Missouri’s Ozark National Scenic Riverways become available on Monday, June 5, 2017.
This year’s third and thirty-eighth overall coin from the U.S. Mint program of America the Beautiful Quarters® features a steel roller mill built in 1894. It is one of the more than 100 historic structures within Ozark National Riverways.
Products for sale include rolls and bags containing from 40 to 120 quarters at prices ranging from $18.95 to $46.95.
Although there is a premium in buying them, the U.S. Mint is a good way to get new quarters since local financial institutions cannot order coins by design from Federal Reserve Banks. Finding them in change and from the U.S. Mint production facilities that make them could take years.
The Mint directly sell roll and bag products with circulating quality Ozark Riverways quarters from:
- the Philadelphia Mint,
- the Denver Mint, and
- the San Francisco Mint.
This grid summarizes the products and their prices:
|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 show where the America the Beautiful Quarters are produced with:
- "S" for San Francisco,
- "P" for Philadelphia and
- "D" for Denver.
Quarter mintmarks appear on their obverse or heads side.
Exclusive S-Mint Quarters
Ozark Riverways quarters from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints will eventually appear in change but those from the San Francisco Mint are struck specifically for coin collectors. They are not distributed into circulation.
Designs on Ozark Riverways Quarters
Quarter obverses (heads) bear the common effigy of George Washington by John Flanagan. Reverses (tails) from the America the Beautiful Quarter series change depending on the national park or site they honor.
Ron Sanders designed and Renata Gordon sculpted the reverse of this quarter which depicts Alley Mill. The merchant mill converted wheat into flour. Much of its original equipment is still in place and can be seen while touring the park.
Beginning at noon ET on Monday, June 5, buy rolls and bags from the U.S. Mint’s page for quarter products located here.
Quarter Launch Ceremony, Coin Forum and Coin Exchange
On the same day and time, the United States Mint and National Park Service will unveil the new quarter in an official ceremony at Alley Spring and Mill, State Route 106, Eminence, MO 65466.
The ceremony is free and open to the public. Children in attendance will receive one of the new quarters and there is a coin exchange after the ceremony where anyone can swap cash for rolls of them.
Also, on the evening before the launch ceremony, June 4, the U.S. Mint will host a coin forum at Echo Bluff State Park, Nixon Room, 34489 Echo Bluff Drive, Eminence, MO 65466. The free forum is from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. CT. Attendees can ask Mint officials about current and upcoming coin programs and products.