Coinciding with their release into circulation by the Federal Reserve Bank system, 2014 Everglades National Park Quarters will also be available in rolls and bags directly from the United States Mint beginning at Noon (Eastern) on November 3, 2014.
Shown on these quarter reverses (tails side) is a design emblematic of Everglades National Park of Florida. They appear as the final issue of five 2014 National Park Quarters from the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
Product options with Everglades quarters include single rolls, two-roll sets, three-roll sets and 100-coin bags. All feature circulation quality Everglades Quarters from one of three different U.S. Mint coin production facilities.
Quarter Rolls and Bags
Specifically, the U.S. Mint will offer six products. They include: single roll of 40 quarters from San Francisco; two-rolls of 40 quarters each with one roll from Philadelphia and one roll from Denver; three rolls of 40 quarters each with one from San Francisco, one from Philadelphia and one from Denver; and 100-coin bags with buyer’s choice of minting facility — San Francisco, Philadelphia or Denver. This chart summarizes the available products and their pricing:
|Two-Roll Set (40 coins per roll)||“P” and “D”||$32.95|
|100-Coin Bags||“P,” “D” or “S”||$34.95|
|Single Roll (40 coins)||“S”||$18.95|
|Three-Roll Set||“P,” “D” and “S”||$46.95|
Mint facilities in Philadelphia and Denver are responsible for striking all U.S. circulating coinage so quarters from these two plants will eventually make their way into change. Quarters made in San Francisco, however, are only produced for collectible purposes. They are not sent into circulation.
Designs on 2014 Everglades National Park Quarters
Two birds are showcased on reverse of the coin. There is an anhinga on a willow tree with outstretched wings in the foreground and a roseate spoonbill standing in the water behind. Native flora adds to the scene. This design was created by AIP artist Joel Iskowitz and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. Inscriptions around the imagery include EVERGLADES, FLORIDA, 2014, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
All quarters share an obverse portrait of George Washington. The image was originally designed by John Flanagan for use on the 1932 quarter-dollar and has appeared on quarters, with minor variations, ever since. Obverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and QUARTER DOLLAR.
Where to Order the Rolls, Sets and Bags
Upon their release on November 3, 2014, rolls and bags of Everglades National Park Quarters may be ordered directly from the United States Mint. A product page on the U.S. Mint’s website dedicated to the America the Beautiful Quarters Program is located here. Orders are also accepted by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Everglades Quarter Launch Ceremony, Coin Exchange & Coin Forum
Along with their release into circulation and availability in rolls and bags, the United States Mint and National Park Service have scheduled a launch ceremony for the quarter. The public is encouraged to attend this official event which is set for Thursday, December 4, 2014, 10 a.m. (ET) and will be held at:
Harris Field Park
Sally Wood Barn Pavilion
1034 NE 8th St.
Homestead, FL 33030
A coin exchange will follow the ceremony where attendees may exchange cash for rolls of the new quarter — there is a one-roll minimum and ten-roll maximum.
The previous night, December 3rd from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (ET), the United States Mint will host a coin forum where members of the public can ask questions of U.S. Mint officials. The forum will be held at:
Ernest Coe Visitor Center
40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034
2014 Everglades Five Ounce Silver Coins
America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins are also produced by the United States Mint. These coins feature the same basic imagery as the quarters, but are composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver and have a diameter of three inches.
The Everglades National Park 2014 Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin is scheduled for release on November 6, 2014 with an expected pricing of $154.95. Associated five ounce bullion coins will also be issued. These are sold through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers for a small premium above the current spot price of the five ounces of silver each contains. Look for them from coin and precious metals dealers shortly after the quarter is released.