Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Mint announced today that North Carolina quarters will be sold online beginning Monday, March 12, 2001, at 12:00 noon (ET), and ending Thursday, March 15, 2001, at 12:00 noon (ET). The North Carolina 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 North Carolina quarter is the seventh coin of the new millennium minted under the 50 State Quarters™ Program and twelfth overall in the program. The North Carolina quarter reverse design depicts a rendition of the famous 1903 photograph of the first flight and the inscription “First Flight.”

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, “NC” designating the state of North Carolina, 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 North Carolina quarters three ways: First, they can save shipping and handling charges by using the U.S. Mint’s secure web site http://www.usmint.gov/catalog. Second, they can call 1-800-USA-MINT. Third, they may download a fax order form at 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 fax and telephone orders for these products. No mail orders will be accepted. 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)