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2012 Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarter 100-Coin Bag, Philadelphia (QY1)

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The Chaco Culture National Historical Park quarter is the second to be released in 2012 and the 12th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. This bag is filled with 100 Chaco Culture National Historical Park quarters minted on the main production floor of the United States Mint at Philadelphia, each bearing the “P” mint mark.

The quarter’s reverse (tails side) image illustrates a view to the west of two elevated kivas that are part of the Chetro Ketl Complex. The design also shows the north wall of Chetro Ketl and the north wall of the canyon, reflecting the culture that the park was established to commemorate. Inscriptions are CHACO CULTURE, NEW MEXICO, 2012 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Each coin in the series features a common obverse (heads) with the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

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In 2010, the United States Mint launched the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, a
12-year initiative with 56 quarter-dollar coins featuring reverse designs depicting some of our most cherished national parks and other national sites. Under this program, the United States Mint will issue five new quarter designs per year, with one final design in 2021.

The Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico features Chaco Canyon, which was a major center of Puebloan culture between A.D. 850 and 1250. The Chacoan sites are part of the homeland of Pueblo Indian peoples of New Mexico, the Hopi Indians of Arizona and the Navajo Indians of the southwest. Chaco Canyon was the cultural center of a system of communities linked by road and trading networks across a 40,000 square-mile region in the Four Corners area from A.D. 850 to 1150. Chaco is remarkable for its multi-storied public buildings called “great houses,” enormous circular ceremonial subterranean structures called “great kivas,” and distinctive architecture featuring a notable concentration of petroglyphs and pictographs. The Chacoan people combined pre-planned architectural designs, astronomical alignments, geometry, landscaping and engineering to create an ancient urban center of spectacular public architecture. It was first established as a national site on March 11, 1907 (35 Stat. 2119).

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The United States Mint will accept and fulfill orders beginning April 2, 2012, at 12:00 noon (ET). The Chaco Culture National Historical Park quarter bags and rolls will be available for one year 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).

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