WASHINGTON – The United States Mint announced today that commemorative quarter-dollar coins honoring Montana, the first coin in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program to be released in 2007, will go on sale beginning January 29, 2007, at noon (ET), and will be available for approximately 10 weeks.

The Montana 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.

Montana, nicknamed “Big Sky Country,” was admitted into the Union on November 8, 1889, becoming our Nation’s 41st state. The reverse of Montana’s quarter features a bison skull depicted above the diverse Montana landscape with the inscription “Big Sky Country.” The coin also bears the inscriptions “Montana” and “1889.”

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, “MT” designating the State of Montana, and “$10” representing its dollar value.

This year, pricing has changed with two-roll sets now selling 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 transactions that were struck on our main production floors at the United States Mint at Philadelphia and Denver. There is no order limit on these products.

Customers can purchase the Montana 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)