Washington – The United States Mint today announced that the 1999 50 State Quartersâ Greetings from America Portfolios and State Card Sets will be available beginning May 21, 2003.

The 50 State Quarters Greetings from America Portfolio – available for $29.99 each – consists of five circulating commemorative quarter-dollar coins and five corresponding state stamps in a portfolio, with a matching slipcase that includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by United States Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore and United States Postmaster General Jack Potter. The 1999 Portfolio includes the coins honoring Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia and Connecticut.

Baseball card-sized 1999 50 State Quarters Greetings from America State Card Sets are also available. The State Cards consist of one circulating quarter-dollar coin released in 1999 and the corresponding state stamp. They can be purchased in a set that includes all five from each year of the 50 State Quarters Program for $27.99.

The 2002 Portfolios and State Card Sets went on sale on January 13, 2003, on the United States Mint website — www.usmint.gov — at 1-800-USA-MINT, and on the United States Postal Service website at www.usps.com/shop, or 1-800-STAMP-24. The 2000, 2001 and 2003 products will all be released later this year. The products for the remainder of the program – 2004 through 2008 – will be released at the end of each year.

The 50 State Quarters Greetings from America Portfolios and State Card Sets also are available through the United States Mint’s Subscription Program, which ensures coin collectors will never miss a United States Mint product offering for selected products.

For more information about the United States Mint Subscription Program or the 50 State Quarters Greetings from America Series, please visit the United States Mint’s website at www.usmint.gov, or call 1-800-USA MINT.

Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)