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United States Mint to Launch Denali National Park and Preserve Quarter November 15

Come celebrate the launch of the new America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Denali National Park and Preserve at the Tri-Valley Community Center in Healy, on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (Alaska Time).  The public and media are invited to attend the free event.  Following the ceremony, the public can exchange their cash for $10 rolls of newly minted Denali National Park and Preserve quarters at face value. 

WHAT:   

Denali National Park and Preserve Quarter Launch and Coin Exchange

WHO:  

  • David Croft, Plant Manager, United States Mint at Denver
  • Jeff Mow, Acting Superintendent, Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Elwood Lynn, Assistant Superintendent for Operations, Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Jane Bryant, Historian, Denali National Park and Preserve

WHEN:   

Thursday, November 15, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (Alaska Time)

WHERE: 

Tri-Valley Community Center
.5 Mile Healy Spur Road
Healy, AK  99743

Coin Forum
The evening before the launch ceremony - 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - the United States Mint will host a coin forum.  The forum provides an opportunity for the public to express their views about future coinage, and to learn about upcoming United States Mint coin programs and initiatives.  The coin forum will be held at the Tri-Valley Community Library, 400 Suntrana Road, Healy, AK, 98743.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program, authorized by Public Law 110-456, is a multi-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites.  Each year, the public will see five new national sites depicted on the reverse (tails side) of the America the Beautiful Quarters.  The United States Mint will issue these quarters in the order in which the honored site was first established as a national site. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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United States Mint - Connecting America through Coins

 

 

Contact:
Press inquiries:  Genevieve Billia (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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