Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Mint today announced the sellout of the 10 million Massachusetts Quarters available in bags of 100 and 1,000 coins, which went on sale January 11.

Final totals indicate sales of 38,950 P Mint mark and 38,200 D Mint mark 100-coin bags, and 1,125 P Mint mark and 1,160 D Mint mark 1,000-coin bags.

“The sellout of the 10 million Massachusetts quarters confirms how the 50 State Quarters Program has transformed not only the hobby of coin collecting but also the way the Mint is doing business,” said Mint Director Philip N. Diehl.

“Our total sales of more than $26.5 million on our Web site during the fourth quarter of 1999 were driven in large part by sales of the bags of Georgia and Connecticut State quarters. And it’s only through the development of our Web site that the Mint has been able to sell and ship the high volume of coin bags efficiently and cost effectively.”

Online sales of the Connecticut quarter began on October 18, with 7 million Connecticut available, up from 1.4 million Georgia quarters only 10 weeks earlier. All 7 million Connecticut quarters sold in four-and half-hours.

“We were very focused on making enough Massachusetts quarters available so that if potential customers didn’t get to the Web site right away, they would still have a chance to purchase the coins,” said Diehl.

Online sales of bags of the next coin in the 50 State Quarters Program, honoring Maryland, begin in late March.

Customers may currently order the Golden Dollar in bags and in rolls via the U.S. Mint secure web server at www.USMINT.gov. There are no limits placed on the orders, but depending on order volumes, delivery may be delayed as much as six to eight weeks. Customers who prefer to fax their orders may download an order form from the web site and fax it to (301) 344-4150, and customers also may order by telephone by calling 1-800-USA-MINT. (Telephone and fax orders incur an additional shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order.) However, golden dollar coins are expected to continue to sell quickly so customers are encouraged to order online at www.USMINT.gov.

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