WASHINGTON – The United States Mint announced today that state quarters honoring Indiana, the fourth coin in the 50 State Quarters® Program to be struck in 2002, will go on sale beginning August 2, 2002, at 12:00 noon (Eastern Time), and will be available for purchase the entire 10-week release period. The Indiana quarters are available in two-roll sets (40 coins per roll), including one Philadelphia and Denver Mint mark coin roll each, and in bags of 100 and 1,000 coins. The Indiana quarters are also available as part of the United States Mint’s popular Subscription Program.  Indiana joined the Union on December 11, 1816, becoming the 19th state. The Indiana quarter’s reverse design recognizes the state’s famous Indianapolis 500 race. The design features the image of an “Indy” car superimposed on an outline of the state with the inscription “Crossroads of America.” The design also includes 19 stars signifying Indiana as the 19th state to join the Union.  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, “IN” designating the state of Indiana, 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 from the United States Mint to customers. There are no order limits on these products.  Customers can purchase the Indiana quarters, two-roll sets and bags and Indiana quarter collectibles by using the United States Mint’s secure website, www.usmint.gov, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). As an added convenience, customers can participate in a subscription-ordering program in which specific products, such as quarter bags and rolls, are charged and shipped to the customer automatically as each new state quarter is released. A shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order will be added to all orders. Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468) (TTY). Please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for delivery.

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