Six new products will be issued from the United States Mint on Monday, June 9, 2014, all containing Arches National Park Quarters.
This debut, including rolls and bags of the new coins, happens on the same date as the new quarter is released into general circulation by the Federal Reserve Bank system.
Shown on the reverse of the quarter is a design emblematic of Arches National Park of Utah. The release marks the third 2014-dated national park quarter from the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and the twenty-third issue from the coin series overall.
The six new product options of rolls and bags include Arches quarters in circulating quality. Depending upon which option is ordered, quarters within are struck at one of three U.S. Mint facilities in Philadelphia, Denver or San Francisco.
Specifically, products and their pricing will include Arches National Park Quarters in:
- 40-Coin Rolls from San Francisco for $18.95
- Two-Roll Sets of 40 Philadelphia & 40 Denver for $32.95
- Three-Roll Sets of 40 Philadelphia, 40 Denver, & 40 San Francisco for $46.95
- 100-Coin Bags from San Francisco for $34.95
- 100-Coin Bags from Philadelphia for $34.95
- 100-Coin Bags from Denver for $34.95
These roll and bag products follow two other America the Beautiful Quarter releases this year. Those honoring Great Smoky Mountains National Park of Tennessee launched on January 27, 2014 while those celebrating Shenandoah National Park of Virginia launched on March 31, 2014. Two more national park quarters are ahead in 2014. They will honor Great Sand Dunes National Park of Colorado and Everglades National Park of Florida.
Like all coins of the program, obverses of Arches National Park Quarters bear a portrait of George Washington. The likeness of the first President of the United States was originally created by John Flanagan and has been on quarters since 1932. Obverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
Reverses have a design emblematic of Arches National Park of Utah. This design, by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) artist Donna Weaver, was executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers. It depicts the famous Delicate Arch of the national park with the La Sal Mountains visible in the background. Inscriptions include ARCHES, UTAH, 2014, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Ordering Rolls and Bags of Arches National Park Quarters
Due to a number of factors, the Federal Reserve Bank system of releases for new national park quarters will not result in them appearing in pocket-change any time soon Those looking to get the quarters in a more timely fashion will want to consider the Mint’s quarter rolls and bags.
In addition, quarters struck at the United States Mint facility in San Francisco are issued solely for collectible purposes and are not released into general circulation. This means the U.S. Mint is the only direct source of the San Francisco Mint-struck Arches National Park Quarters.
To obtain the quarters in rolls or bags, visit the United States Mint website athttp://www.usmint.gov/, or order by phone, at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Additional Products with Shenandoah Quarters
Arches National Park Quarters are also available in several other products from the U.S. Mint, and in varying finishes. Examples of these products include:
- 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set for $14.95 (released on January 7, 2014)
- 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (released on January 21, 2014)
- 2014 United States Mint Proof Set for $31.95 (released on March 25, 2014)
- 2014 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (released on May 13, 2014)
- 2014 United States Mint Silver Proof Set for $53.95 (released on April 29, 2014)
Also, the United States Mint issues five ounce silver versions of the quarters. Both the 2014 Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins and 2014 Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins have the same basic designs as found on the associated quarters, but they are composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver and feature a diameter of 3.0 inches.
The bullion coins are sold through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers whereas the uncirculated coins are sold directly to the public by the U.S. Mint. The 2014 Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is scheduled for a release on June 12, 2014. At that time, it will also be available from http://www.usmint.gov/.
Official Public Release Ceremony for Arches Quarter
The official release ceremony for the Arches quarters is scheduled for Friday, June 6, 2014. Ceremony details were initially reported here. In summary, the ceremony is planned for 9 A.M. (MT) and will be held at:
Arches National Park Visitor Center
US Hwy 191
Moab, UT 84532
Following the release ceremony, a coin exchange will be offered where attendees can exchange cash for rolls of the new quarters.
At 5:30 P.M. (MT), on the previous night (June 5th) the United States Mint will host a coin forum. At the forum, the public will be given the opportunity to ask questions of Mint officials. The coin forum will be hosted at:
Zions Bank Community Room
330 S Main Street
Moab, UT 84532