WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today announced that the limited edition of 75,000 Indiana Official First Day Coin Covers will be available online at www.usmint.gov beginning 12:00 noon (E.D.T.) on August 26, 2002. The Indiana Official First Day Coin Cover features two Indiana quarters from July 22, 2002, the first day of mintage.

Priced at $19.95, the Indiana Official First Day Coin Cover includes quarters from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities on a handsome display card with a 37-cent United States Flag postage stamp.

The postmark of “August 2, 2002, Speedway Station, Indianapolis, IN 46224” indicates the day Indiana quarters were released to the Federal Reserve Bank and the public. The Indiana quarter is the 19th in the 50 State Quartersâ Program that honors each of the states in the order they entered the union. Five state designs will be issued each year through 2008 at approximately 10-week intervals.

The Indiana quarter’s reverse design pays tribute to open-wheel racing made famous at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and features the image of an “Indy” car superimposed on an outline of the state with the inscription “Crossroads of America.” The design also includes 19 stars signifying Indiana as the 19th state to join the Union.

Customers can purchase the Indiana Official First Day Coin Covers by using the United States Mint’s secure website, www.usmint.gov, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). As an added convenience, customers can participate in a subscription-ordering program in which specific products, such as Official First Day Coin Covers, are charged and shipped to the customer automatically as each new state quarter is released. A shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order will be added to all orders. Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468) (TTY). Please allow approximately 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.

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