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United States Mint and National Park Service Launch Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Quarter

***Please note change of venue***

Join representatives from the United States Mint and the National Park Service Saturday, April 20, at the launch ceremony for the new America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial in Ohio.  The free event, which is open to the public, will take place at the Memorial in the Village of Put-In-Bay at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET).  Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur will be on hand to help celebrate the coin's release.  The event will culminate in a coin exchange, where the public can swap (at face value) their cash for $10 rolls of new quarters bearing the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial design.


Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Quarter Launch and Coin Exchange


Marcy Kaptur, U.S. Congresswoman

Marc Landry, Acting Associate Director of Sales and Marketing, United States Mint

Ruth Scarpelli, Mayor, Put-In-Bay

Blanca Alvarez Stransky, Superintendent, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

Greg Peiffer, President and General Manager, WPIB/WPCR Radio

Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. (ET)


Niagara Event Center
71 Concord Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456


Coin Forum

The evening before the launch ceremony - Friday, April 19, at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - the United States Mint will host a coin forum at Lake Erie Shores and Islands Welcome Center-West, 770 SE Catawba Road (State Route 53), Port Clinton, OH  43452.  The coin forum will provide an opportunity for the public to express their views about future coinage and to learn about upcoming United States Mint coin programs and initiatives. 


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