WASHINGTON – The United States Mint announced today that 50,000 limited-edition Kansas Official First Day Coin Covers will be available online at www.usmint.gov, beginning at noon (ET) on September 26, 2005.

Priced at $19.95, the Kansas Official First Day Coin Cover features two Kansas commemorative quarter-dollar coins from July 18, 2005, the first day of mintage – one each bearing a mint mark from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver.

Each limited-edition coin cover includes the two quarters on a handsome display card with a 37-cent United States Flag postage stamp. The postmark of August 29, 2005, Buffalo, Kansas, marks the day the Kansas quarter-dollars were first released to the Federal Reserve Bank and to the public.

The United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program honors the states in the order that they were admitted into the Union. Five commemorative quarters are issued each year from 1999 through 2008, at approximately 10-week intervals.

Customers can purchase the Kansas Official First Day Coin Covers online through the United States Mint’s secure website at www.usmint.gov, or by calling toll-free 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) 8:00 a.m. to midnight (ET), seven days a week. Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468) 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday.

As an added convenience, customers can participate in a subscription program in which specific products, such as Official First Day Coin Covers, are charged and shipped automatically as each new quarter-dollar coin cover is released. A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all orders. Please allow approximately two to three weeks for delivery.

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