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Volcano quarter will be available at some banks in next 2 weeks

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 9:49 p.m. HST, Aug 30, 2012

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park quarter will be available at some local banks in the next two weeks.

An eruption on Kilauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone is depicted on the quarter dollar’s reverse (tails) side. The quarter, released Monday, is the fourth of five released in 2012 as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

These “S” mint mark circulating quarters will not be released into circulation and will only be available from the U.S. Mint, the website says.

However, local banks will be carrying a limited supply.

First Hawaiian Bank will have the newly minted coin available Tuesday at its Oahu branches, with neighbor island branches to follow, a bank official said.

Bank of Hawaii will have a limited supply of the coins at selected branches across the state beginning Sept. 10.

On Oahu, the following branches will carry them:

Waialae-Kahala, Waikiki, Main, Kailua, Kapolei, Pearlridge and Ala Moana.

Big Island branches are Kaikoo and Kona.

Maui branches: Kahului and Lahaina.

Kauai branch: Lihue.

The HFS Federal Credit Union on Hawaii island participated in the U.S. Mint’s launch of the coin Wednesday and had a limited supply on hand for those in attendance at the Kahua Hula near the Kilauea Visitor Center. It also had a limited supply this week for its members only.

The coins may be ordered at and click on “America The Beautiful Quarters” under Products. A $10 roll of 40 quarters is sold for $18.

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