Monday, February 06, 2012

2012 El Yunque Quarter

Do you have a quarter and want to know its value? Leave a comment

On February 4th just twelve days after its January 23 release date I got three 2012 El Yunque quarters. I went to the store got some Tostitos chips, on sale, then got store points for my purchase, then got these quarters, and a day later the Giants win the Superbowl what a great weekend.

This may have been the fastest I got a coin in change from the release date.

Very difficult to shoot the bright and shiny coins especially with my hands filled up with chicken wings and dip.

El Yunque is a rainforest established in 1903 in the now Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The coin features the coqui, Puerto Rican parrot, and various plants.

Another unique thing is its unceremonious release. Every other quarter released in recent years had a launch party but due to budget cut backs the parties are over. Not a coincidence they stopped before having to fly out to Puerto Rico. They must also figure that a true collector will buy them whether or not there is a big release.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents-El Yunque / United States
Year: 2012-P
Mintage: 25,000,000 (estimated)
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12


Let me know if you found any 2012 coins.

Do you have a quarter from America and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

13 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Tyler Lawrence said...

This has a cool design. I didn't even know that this was released yet. My latest coin find was a Sacagewea One Dollar coin from 2000.

james m. wolfe said...

i got 1976 ike from the bank in great shape

Man said...

This has a cool design. I didn't even know that this was released yet.
--Late January is when most 2012 coins get released, but they are not seen much until mid or late Feb.
For these quarters the release dates are...
El Yunque National Forest Puerto Rico Jan 23, 2012

Chaco Culture National Historical Park New Mexico Apr 2, 2012

Acadia National Park Maine June 11, 2012

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii Aug 27, 2012

Denali National Park Alaska Nov 5, 2012

Man said...

1976 ike from the bank in great shape about $2.00 in extra-fine

Lane said...

I have a ten dollar bill
GL 10463097 *
2004
A

what's it worth?

Man said...

ten dollar bill
GL 10463097 *
2004
A


About $12.00

Dr. Math said...

Nice finds. I usually get new coins in early to mid March. I suppose when you live a state away from the nearest federal reserve bank new coins are a bit late.

Man said...

I suppose when you live a state away from the nearest federal reserve bank new coins are a bit late.

I thought you were a NYer like me.

Tyler Lawrence said...

@Man - Thanks for the info!

Dr. Math said...

While I have lived in and visited NY several times I currently reside in the south.

Man said...

While I have lived in and visited NY several times I currently reside in the south.

Oh, then I see how these coins might slowly roll out in your area.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2012 El Yunque coin and was wondering its value. I'm available at daniel-re@live.com

Man said...

2012 El Yunque coin just $0.25