Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Mint today announced a limited edition of 75,000 Vermont Official First Day Coin Covers available online at www.USMINT.gov beginning 12:00 noon Eastern Time on Monday, September 10, 2001. The Official First Day Coin Cover features two Vermont quarters from the first day of mintage – July 23, 2001.

Priced at $19.95, the Official First Day Coin Cover includes quarters from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities on a handsome display card with the 34-cent Statue of Liberty postage stamp.

The postmark of “August 6, 2001, Montpelier, Vermont” marks the day Vermont quarters were released to the Federal Reserve Bank and the public – certifying this limited edition and honoring America’s “Green Mountain State.” The coin’s design features two maple trees being tapped and one of Vermont’s most significant landmarks, Camel’s Hump Mountain, in the background. The design also carries the inscription, “Freedom and Unity.”

The Vermont quarter is the 14th in the 50 State Quarters™ Program that honors each of the states in the order they entered the union. Five state designs will be issued each year through 2008 at approximately 10-week intervals.

Customers can purchase the Vermont Official First Day Coin Covers four ways: First, they can save shipping and handling charges by using the Mint’s secure web site www.USMINT.gov; second, they can call 1-800-USA-MINT; third, they may download an order form at the web site and fax it to (301) 918-2039; fourth, mail orders may be sent to U.S. Mint, P.O. Box 382601, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-8601 (Attention: Order Processing). A shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order will be added to all fax, mail and telephone orders for these products. Hearing and speech impaired customers may order by calling (888) 321-MINT (TTY). Please allow approximately 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.

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