Washington, DC, July 23, 2001 — The U.S. Mint announced today that circulating quarters with a reverse design honoring Vermont will be sold online beginning August 6, 2001, at 12:00 noon (ET) and ending August 9, 2001, at 12:00 noon (ET). The Vermont 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.

Collectors will have 72 hours to purchase two-roll sets and bags of the newest quarters. The Vermont quarter is the fourth coin struck for the year 2001 under the 50 State Quarters™ Program. The Vermont quarter features Camel’s Hump Mountain with an image of maple trees with sap buckets in the forefront. The design honors the “Green Mountain State,” the first state admitted to the Union after the original 13 colonies.

Vermont is most famous for its skiing and the production of maple sugar and syrup. Until the 1800s when cane sugar was introduced, Americans relied on Vermont’s maple sugar for much of its sugar supply. Camel’s Hump Mountain, in the northern half of Vermont’s Green Mountains, is easily recognized by its unique double-humped profile and is one of the highest peaks in Vermont.

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

Customers can purchase the Vermont quarters three ways. First, they can save shipping and handling charges by ordering online using the Mint’s secure website at www.USMINT.gov/catalog. Second, they may call 1-800-USA-MINT. Third, they may download a fax order form from the website 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)