Samoa Quarters Bags and Rolls July 27
by U.S. Mint
may begin ordering specially packaged
Samoa commemorative quarter-dollar coins on July
27, 2009, at noon Eastern Time. Available
options are a two-roll set and a 100-coin bag,
both priced at $32.95, and a 1,000-coin bag
priced at $309.95.
The bags and rolls contain circulating quality
coins struck on the main production floors of
the United States Mint facilities at Denver and
Philadelphia. The two-roll set includes two
rolls of 40 coins each wrapped in distinctive
packaging featuring the mint mark of origin ("P"
or "D"), "AS" and the face value of their
contents. Each canvas bag has a tag identifying
the mint mark of origin, "AS" and the face value
of its contents. Packaging for both options
displays the genuine United States Mint logo.
American Samoa quarter will enter into
circulation on July 27. The coin's reverse
(tails side) design features the ava bowl ("tanoa"),
whisk and staff in the foreground with a coconut
tree on the shore in the background.
Inscriptions include AMERICAN SAMOA and SAMOA
MUAMUA LE ATUA ("Samoa, God is First"), the
territory's motto. This is the fourth coin to be
released under the 2009 District of Columbia and
U.S. Territories Quarters Program.
Collectors may purchase the two-roll sets and
American Samoa quarters at the United
States Mint's secure Web site, www.usmint.gov,
or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order
by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Domestic
orders include a $4.95 fee per order for
shipping and handling. Bags of 1,000 coins will
carry an additional charge of $7.95 per unit
because of their weight and size.