Available Online April 1, 2002

Washington, D.C., April 1, 2002, 2002 – The U.S. Mint today announced that the limited edition of 75,000 Ohio Official First Day Coin Covers will be available online at www.USMINT.gov beginning 12:00 noon Eastern Time on April 1, 2002. The Ohio Official First Day Coin Cover features two Ohio quarters from the first day of mintage – February 25, 2002.

Priced at $19.95, the Ohio Official First Day Coin Cover includes quarters from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities on a handsome display card with the 34-cent United We Stand postage stamp.

The postmark of “March 11, 2002, Wrights Brothers Station, Dayton, Ohio 45409” marks the day Ohio quarters were released to the Federal Reserve Bank and the public. The Ohio quarter is the 17th in the 50 State Quarters® 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.

Ohio’s state quarter design is composed of the images of the 1905 flyer, and an astronaut superimposed on the outline of the state. The design also includes the inscription “Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers.”

Customers can purchase the Ohio Official First Day Coin Covers three ways: First, they can use the Mint’s secure web site www.USMINT.gov; second, they can call 1-800-USA-MINT; third, mail orders may be sent to U.S. Mint, P.O. Box 382601, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-8601 (Attention: Order Processing).

As an added convenience, customers may order future Official First Day Coin Covers online through the United States Mint’s subscription program.

A shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order will be added to all orders for these products. Hearing and speech impaired customers may order by calling (888) 321-MINT (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)