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U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Ellis Island Quarter Rolls and Bags August 28

Ellis Island Quarters - 2017 - America the Beautiful

The United States Mint will open sales for products featuring America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Ellis Island starting on August 28 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The coin’s reverse design depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen in the background. Inscriptions are “ELLIS ISLAND,” “NEW JERSEY,” “2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The reverse was designed by Barbara Fox, Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) designer, and engraved by Phebe Hemphill, United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver. The obverse design features the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan.

Product options and their prices are as follows:

United States 2017 Ellis island America the Beautiful Quarters Rolls & Bags Product Info, courtesy United States Mint

Coins in the rolls and bags are struck on the main production floors at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mint facilities. The three-roll set contains coins from all three facilities. Unlike the “P” and “D” mint mark quarters, those with the “S” mint mark will not be released into circulation.

The special numismatic wrapping for the coin rolls displays the name “Ellis Island”; the abbreviation “NJ” for New Jersey; “$10,” the face value of its contents; and “P,” “D,” or “S” for the mint of origin. The canvas bags have a tag with “Ellis Island,” “NJ,” and “P,” “D,” or “S.”

Orders will be accepted online at https://catalog.usmint.gov/ and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing-and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information on shipping options is available here.

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About the United States Mint

usmintThe United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.

The U.S. Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

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Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, the primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury. Other responsibilities include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets; Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins; and Overseeing production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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