Rolls and bags of quarters showcasing Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan go on sale Monday, February 5, 2018.
This year’s first and overall forty-first release from the United Sates Mint series of America the Beautiful Quarters® honors the national park with an image of one the site’s major points of interest, Chapel Rock.
Local banks cannot order quarters by design from Federal Reserve Banks, making it difficult for collectors and national park enthusiasts to find new ones in circulation. Ordering them from the U.S. Mint is the easiest way to get them in large quantities and from each of three production facilities that make them.
Rolls and bags with circulating-quality Pictured Rocks quarters are made at one of three U.S. Mint production facilities:
- the Philadelphia Mint,
- the Denver Mint, and
- the San Francisco Mint.
Here’s a listing of the Mint’s quarter rolls and quarter bags:
|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 are engraved on the obverse (heads) of every quarter. They indicate the quarter’s production location with “S” for San Francisco, “P” for Philadelphia and “D” for Denver.
Pictured Rocks quarters from the Denver an Philadelphia Mints will eventually appear in change but those from the San Francisco Mint are produced only for coin collectors. Federal Reserve Banks do not distribute S-Mint coins into circulation.
Designs on Pictured Rocks Quarters
Quarter obverses share John Flanagan’s effigy of George Washington. It is quarter reverses that change on each national park quarter as they commemorate the site.
Paul C. Balan designed and Michael Gaudioso sculpted the quarter’s reverse. It depicts Chapel Rock and the white pine tree that grows atop.
Where to Buy
Order quarters rolls and quarter bags beginning at noon EST on Monday, February 5. The U.S. Mint’s product page for quarter products is online here.