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United States Mint to Launch Shenandoah National Park Quarter April 4

Join officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service for the official launch of the Shenandoah National Park quarter on Friday, April 4, 2014.  The ceremony will take place at the Skyline High School in Front Royal, Va., at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).  Scheduled guests include U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward.  A notable event highlight includes a coin exchange where the public is invited to trade their cash for $10 rolls of the new Shenandoah National Park Quarter. 


Shenandoah National Park Quarter Launch Ceremony and Coin Exchange

Tim Kaine, U.S. Senator
Richard Peterson, Deputy Director, United States Mint
Molly Ward, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
Jim Northup, Superintendent, Shenandoah National Park

Friday, April 4, 2014, 10 a.m. EDT


Skyline High School Auditorium
Front Royal, VA  22630
151 Skyline Vista Drive
Coin Forum
The evening before the launch ceremony - Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. (EDT) - Deputy Director Dick Peterson will host a coin forum at the Rappahannock County Library, 4 Library Road, Washington, Va., 22747.  The coin forum is 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 Shenandoah National Park quarter is the 22nd coin the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, a 12-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites authorized by Public Law 110-456.  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 is issuing these quarters in the order in which the honored site was first established as a national site.


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