Washington, D.C., December 27, 2000 — The U.S. Mint announced today that New York quarters will be sold online beginning Monday, January 8, 2001, at 12:00 noon (ET), and ending Thursday, January 11, 2001, at 12:00 noon (ET). The New York quarters are available in two-roll sets (40 coins per roll), including one Philadelphia and one Denver Mint Mark coin roll, and in bags of 100 and 1,000 coins.

Collectors will have 72 hours to purchase two-roll sets and bags of the newest quarters. The New York quarter is the sixth coin of the new millennium minted under the 50 State Quarters™ Program and eleventh overall in the program. The New York quarter reverse design features the Statue of Liberty superimposed over an outline of New York State with the inscription “Gateway to Freedom.” A line tracing the Hudson River and the route of the Erie Canal is incorporated into the outline of the state.

Each coin roll is wrapped in a specially designed U.S. Mint paper coin wrap, which prominently displays the 50 State Quarters™ Program logo, a “P” or “D” representing the roll’s mint of origin, “NY” designating the state of New York, 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). 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 to you from the U.S. Mint. Note that there are no order limits on these products.

Customers can purchase the New York quarters three ways: First, they can save shipping and handling charges by ordering online using the Mint’s secure web site, at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog/default.htm. Second, they may call 1-800-USA-MINT. Third, they may download a fax order form from the web site and fax it to (301) 918-2039. A shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order will be added to all telephone and fax orders for these products. Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling (301) 344-4144 TTY. Please allow approximately 6-8 weeks for delivery.

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