Washington, D.C., October 10 — The U.S. Mint announced today that Virginia quarters will be sold online beginning Monday, October 16, 2000, at 12:00 noon (ET), and ending Thursday, October 19, 2000, at 12:00 noon (ET). The Virginia 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 Virginia quarter is the fifth coin struck of the new millennium under the 50 State Quarters™ Program and tenth overall in the program. The Virginia quarter reverse design portrays the three sailing ships that brought the first permanent English settlers to Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607 – the Susan Constant, the Godspeed and the Discovery – with the inscriptions, “Jamestown 1607-2007”, and “Quadricentennial.”

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, “VA” designating the state of Virginia, and “$10” representing its dollar value. 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. Each bag is marked with the Mint of origin and the dollar value of its contents ($25 or $250). Note that there are no order limits on these products.

Customers can purchase the Virginia quarters three ways: First, they can save shipping and handling charges by ordering online using the Mint’s secure web site, at www.USMINT.gov . 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) 344-4150. 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 TDD. Please allow approximately 6-8 weeks for delivery.

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