WASHINGTON – The United States Mint announced today that 50,000 limited-edition North Dakota Official First Day Coin Covers will be available online at www.usmint.gov, beginning at noon (ET) on September 25, 2006.

Priced at $19.95, the North Dakota Official First Day Coin Cover features two North Dakota commemorative quarter-dollar coins from July 31, 2006, 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 39-cent Lady Liberty and Flag postage stamp. The postmark of August 28, 2006, Jamestown, North Dakota, marks the day the North Dakota commemorative 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 ratified the United States Constitution or 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 North Dakota 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)