States Mint to Offer Mixed Quarters Bags Collectors Given Opportunity to
Find Hidden Treasure
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The United States Mint is proud to announce the newest addition to
the 50 State Quarters® product line — the Mixed Quarters Bag.
Available beginning at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time, April 29, 2002, this new
product will give customers an opportunity to purchase a mixture of 1999
and 2000-dated state quarters. Several of these quarters are hard to
find in circulation and offering them to customers in a 100-coin bag
will help provide consumers with the opportunity to have a complete
collection of all the 50 State Quarters.
Mixed Quarters Bags are United States Mint-sewn bags filled with 100
coins consisting of 1999 and 2000-dated ‘P’ and ‘D’ state
quarters. These quarters are drawn from the United States Mint’s
inventories of state quarters remaining from the sale of individual
quarter bags, special products, and joint marketing commitments with
licensing partners. These are the same quarters used in regular
commercial transactions and struck on our main production floors at the
Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities..
The Mixed Quarters Bags will go on sale beginning April 29, 2002 for
the same price as our other 50 State Quarters 100-coin bags at $35.50
each. Each bag will contain 20% 1999-dated quarters and 80% 2000-dated
quarters, with at least one coin per state per mintmark. There are no
order limits, with production quantity based on consumer interest and
available coin inventories.
Launched in 1999, the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters
Program is a 10-year initiative honoring each of the nation’s states
in the order that they joined the Union or ratified the Constitution.
Each quarter is made for only about 10 weeks, after which it is never
produced again. United States Mint research shows that 139 million
Americans are collecting the new quarters.
Customers can purchase the Mixed Quarter Bags two ways. First, they
may use the United States Mint’s secure website at http://www.usmint.gov.
Second, they may call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). A shipping and handling
fee of $3.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders. Hearing and
speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
Please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for delivery.