United States Mint Offers Mississippi Quarters in Two-Roll Sets and Bags
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October 3, 2002
Washington - The United States Mint announced today that state quarters
honoring Mississippi, the fifth and last coin in the 50 State Quarters®
Program to be struck for the year 2002, will go on sale beginning October
15, 2002, at 12:00 noon (E.D.T.), and will be available for purchase the
entire 10-week release period. The Mississippi quarters are available in
two-roll sets (40 coins per roll), including one Philadelphia and Denver
Mintmark coin roll each, and in bags of 100 and 1,000 coins. The
Mississippi quarters are also available as part of the United States Mint’s
popular Subscription Program.
Mississippi joined the Union on December 10, 1817, becoming the 20th
state. The Mississippi quarter’s reverse design showcases the beauty and
elegance of the state flower, the magnolia, combining the blossoms and
leaves of two magnolias with the inscription "The Magnolia
State." The magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), named for the French
botanist Pierre Magnol, is strongly associated with the South, where the
flower became enormously popular after it was introduced from Asia.
Mississippi officially adopted the magnolia as the state tree in 1938 and
state flower in 1952.
Each coin roll is wrapped in a specially designed United States Mint
paper coin wrap that prominently displays the 50 State Quarters® Program
logo, a “P” or “D” representing the roll’s mint of origin, “MS”
designating the state of Mississippi, and “$10” representing its
dollar value. Each bag is marked with the mint of origin and the dollar
value of its contents ($25 or $250). Two-roll sets will sell for $32.00,
bags of 100 coins for $35.50, and bags of 1,000 coins for $300.
These rolls and bags, featuring quarters used in regular transactions
and struck on our main production floors at the Philadelphia and Denver
Mint facilities, will be shipped directly to you from the United States
Mint. There are no order limits on these products.
Customers can purchase the Mississippi bags and two roll sets by using
the United States Mint’s secure website http://www.usmint.gov, or by
calling 1-800-USA-MINT. As an added convenience, customers may order
future 50 State Quarters bags and two roll sets online through the United
States Mint’s Subscription Program. For more information about this
convenient ordering method, please visit http://www.usmint.gov.
Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling
1-888-321-MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order will
be added to all domestic orders. Please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for
Contact: Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)