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‘S’ Hawaii quarter sales surpass Acadia


Sales of bags and rolls of the uncirculated 2012 clad San Francisco Mint Hawaii Volcanoes National Park quarter now exceed those of the Acadia National Park “S” quarters, which have been on sale longer.

Hawaii S-mint quarter sales have reached 980,460, passing the prior Acadia design’s 959,840.

These numbers break the pattern where each of the new releases is a little lower than the one issued prior to it and so could simply be an odd happenstance that will eventually pass away. It’s either that or collectors perhaps are starting to get picky instead of just buying every design available.

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The El Yunque National Forest quarters sales total stands at 1,512,120.

The Chaco Culture National Historical Park comes in at 1,132,080.

El Yunque coins have been on sale the longest, starting June 21. These were followed by Chaco on July 12, Acadia Aug. 9 and Hawaii Aug. 27.

Alaska’s Denali National Park quarters won’t go on sale until Nov. 5.

The Mint’s initial projections for this program set mintages at 1.4 million each, a figure the El Yunque coin has passed.

Visit the U.S. Mint website at www.usmint.gov to purchase. Prices are $18.95 for each 40-coin roll and $34.95 for each 100-coin bag plus a $4.95 shipping and handling charge on each order.

Orders can also be phoned in at (800) USA-MINT.

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