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Hot Springs quarter not a hot prospect

Have you found a Hot Springs, Ark., America the Beautiful quarter yet?

I have not.

Some Numismatic News readers have reported the new quarter in their change.

It usually takes a while for new designs to work their way to Iola, Wis., so I ordinarily would not be thinking about this yet, but my publisher, Scott Tappa, put the word out to all staff members this past week that he would like to see one and inquired if any one of us had one.

He had no luck.

As evidence of what is circulating around here in the past week I can report that I got two shiny new Guam quarters in one transaction at a large chain store in a nearby city. All the other coins were state quarters or the older eagle-reverse design.

Guam was the third design of six issues from last year’s District of Columbia and U.S. Territories offerings.

If the Guam quarters are any indication of the future, I am not likely to see a Hot Springs coin in anything other than a Mint-produced set before we celebrate the July 4th holiday in 2011.

Sorry, Scott.

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3 Responses to Hot Springs quarter not a hot prospect

  1. Tom Snyder says:

    In the Milwaukee area we are now getting Northern Mariana quarters (P). Also ’09 Lincolns with the log splitter reverse (P), and one 2010 P Dime. It used to be that everything here was Denver.

  2. Scott says:

    That’s right –I’m looking for a Hot Springs quarter for a promotional photo. If you send one in for us to borrow we’d be greatly appreciative, and send you one of our new national park quarter folders!

  3. Soapy says:

    I got a "D" Hot Springs quarter in change at a San Diego Padres home game 7/2/10

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