The Guam quarter-dollar is the 3rd coin released in the 2009District of Columbia and U.S. TerritoriesQuarters Program. Each 2-roll set consists of 80 quarters: 1 roll of 40 coins with the “P” mint mark for Philadelphia and 1 roll of 40 coins with the “D” mint mark for Denver.
Ordering Limits: Ordering Limits:
There are no order limits.
Mintage Limits: Mintage Limits:
This product will be produced to demand.
Program Information: Program Information:
Initial Western contact with Guam occurred when explorer Ferdinand Magellan reached the southernmost Mariana Islands in 1521. From 1668 to 1815, it served as a way station for Spanish Acapulco-to-Manilla ships. Spanish rule of Guam came to an end when American forces secured the island during the Spanish-American War. During World War II, the Japanese seized Guam and occupied it for more than 2 years, with American forces recapturing it in 1944. Under the Organic Act of 1950, the people of Guam became American citizens and established a local government, with administrative responsibility assumed by the Secretary of the Interior.
The Guam quarter reverse depicts the outline of the island, a latte stone used as an architectural element at the base of homes and a flying proa, or seagoing craft, built by the Chamorro people. It also features the inscriptions GUAM and Guahan I Tanó ManChamorro, which mean “Guam – Land of the Chamorro,” while the obverse continues to feature the familiar image of President George Washington.
Purchase Information: Purchase Information:
The United States Mint will accept and fulfill orders beginning May 26, 2009, at 12:00 noon (ET). Guam quarter bags and rolls will be available for approximately 10 weeks after this date. To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint Products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.
If paying by credit card, please be sure your credit card information remains current to avoid any delays in processing your order. If your credit card expires by the time of shipment, your order will be cancelled. To update credit card information after an order has been placed, you must call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Please allow approximately 1-2 weeks for processing and shipping of in-stock products.