WASHINGTON – The United States Mint announced today that commemorative quarter-dollar coins honoring Idaho, the third coin in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program to be released in 2007, went on sale on June 4, 2007, at noon (ET), and will be available for approximately 10 weeks.

The Idaho quarters are available in two-roll sets (40 coins per roll), including one roll each from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and Denver, and in bags of 100 and 1,000 coins. Idaho, nicknamed the “Gem State,” was admitted into the Union on July 3, 1890, becoming our Nation’s 43rd state. The reverse of Idaho’s quarter features the Peregrine Falcon above an outline of the State of Idaho. The coin bears the inscriptions “Esto Perpetua” (the State motto which means, “May it be Forever”), “Idaho” and “1890.” The Peregrine Falcon is one of the fastest birds in the world. Once on the endangered species list, it can now be found throughout Idaho and the United States because of conservation efforts.

Each coin roll in the two-roll set is presented 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, “ID” designating the State of Idaho, and “$10” representing its dollar value. Two-roll sets will sell for $32.95, bags of 100 coins for $32.95, and bags of 1,000 coins for $309.95. Each bag is marked with the mint of origin and the dollar value of its contents ($25.00 or $250.00). These bags and two-roll sets feature quarters, used in regular circulation, were struck on our main United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver. There are no order limits on these products.

Customers can purchase Idaho quarters in bags and two-roll sets 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 an Online Subscription Program in which specific products, such as bags and two-roll sets, are charged and shipped to the customer automatically as each product is released. For more information about this ordering method, please visit www.usmint.gov. Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders. Quarter bags of 1,000 coins will have an additional charge of $7.95 per bag because of their weight and size.

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