Virgin Islands Quarter Available 9/28
by U.S. Mint
States Mint will accept orders for numismatic
products containing the United States Virgin
Islands commemorative quarter-dollar coin
beginning noon Eastern Time (ET) September 28.
The options, available for approximately 10
weeks, include a two-roll set containing 40
coins per roll and bags of 100 and 1,000 coins.
The two-roll set, priced at $32.95, includes one
roll each of coins from the United States Mint
facilities at Philadelphia and Denver wrapped in
specially designed paper coin wrap. The
packaging is marked with a "P" or "D"
representing the mint of origin, "$10"
representing its dollar value and "VI," the
United States Postal Code for the United States
Virgin Islands. The 100-coin bags, also priced
at $32.95, and the 1,000-coin bags, priced at
$309.95, are marked with the mint of origin and
the dollar value of its contents ($25 or $250).
Both the bags and the two-roll sets feature
quarters used in regular circulation.
The United States Virgin Islands commemorative
quarter-dollar coin is the fifth coin in the
2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories
Quarters Program. The coin, scheduled to enter
into circulation September 28, has an outline of
the territory's three major islands on its
reverse (tails side). The design also features
the Yellow Breast or Bananaquit, the territory's
official bird; the Yellow Cedar or Yellow Elder,
the official flower; and a Tyre Palm Tree.
Inscriptions on the coin include U.S. VIRGIN
ISLANDS and United in Pride and Hope, the
territory's official motto.
To purchase the bags and two-roll sets of United
States Virgin Island quarters, visit the United
States Mint's secure website, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog,
or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Customers who
are hearing- and/or speech-impaired may call
1-888-321-MINT (6468) to place their orders.
Domestic orders include a $4.95 fee per order
for shipping and handling. Quarter bags of 1,000
coins will incur an additional charge of $7.95
per bag because of their weight and size.
The United States Mint, the nation's sole
manufacturer of legal tender coinage, was
created by Congress in 1792. Its primary mission
is to produce an adequate volume of circulating
coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and
commerce. The United States Mint also produces
proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins;
Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and
platinum bullion coins.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public
have fair and equal access to United States Mint
products, orders placed prior to the official
on-sale date and time of noon ET on September
28, 2009, shall not be deemed accepted by the
United States Mint and will not be honored. For
more information, please review the United
States Mint's Frequently Asked Questions, Answer
Press inquiries: Carolyn Fields (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT