Sales of uncirculated bags and rolls of the Guam quarter began May 26 while the special debut ceremony was slated for June 4.
Mint Director Ed Moy was to appear at Skinner Plaza in Hagåtña, Guam, on June 4, at 9 a.m. with Gov. Felix Camacho and First Lady Joann Camacho.
With declining mintage totals for the first two quarter designs of the year, collectors are closely watching this issue.
The Guam quarter is the third design of six that will be released in 2009 as part of the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories series.
Bags of the new coins come in 100-coin and 1,000-coin sizes. The rolls are sold as a two-roll set, or 40 quarters each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.
Price of the 100-coin bag is $32.95 and price of the 1,000-coin bag is $309.95. A handling charge of $4.95 is assessed all orders, but for the l,000-coin bag, because of the great weight, another $7.95 charge is added per bag.
The Mint says each bag has a tag identifying the mint of origin and “GU.”
The two-roll set is priced at $32.95. Its packaging indicates the mint of origin, “GU” and the dollar value of the contents.
The reverse design shows the outline of the island, a flying proa (a seagoing craft built by the Chamorro people), and a latte stone (an architectural element used as the base of homes), according to the Mint.
Inscriptions on the coin’s reverse include GUAM and Guahan I Tanó ManChamorro, which means “Guam – Land of the Chamorro.”
These coins come as struck in the normal production process for coins that are put into circulation, the Mint says.
To order visit the Mint Web site at www.usmint.gov, or telephone (800) USA-MINT.