WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will accept orders for the Puerto Rico Official First Day Coin Cover beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET) on May 26, 2009. Production is limited to 25,000 units.

The Puerto Rico Official First Day Coin Cover contains two Puerto Rico commemorative quarter-dollar coins, each one bearing the mint mark from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver. The quarters are mounted on a handsome display card with a cancelled 42-cent postage stamp. The postmark, MARCH 30, 2009, SAN JUAN, PR, marks the day the Puerto Rico quarters were first released by the Federal Reserve Bank into general circulation.

The Puerto Rico quarter is the second coin in the 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program. The reverse (tails side) of the Puerto Rico commemorative quarter-dollars features an image of a historic sentry box and a hibiscus flower with the inscriptions PUERTO RICO, Isla del Encanto, which means “Island of Enchantment;” E PLURIBUS UNUM; and 2009. The reverse was designed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.

The Puerto Rico Official First Day Coin Cover is priced at $14.95. Orders will be accepted at www.usmint.gov or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may place their orders at 1-888-321-MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.

Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of noon ET on May 26, 2009, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID175.

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