by Jill Westeyn
November 27, 2017
The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Quarter, the 40th coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, made its debut Nov. 14 in historic Vincennes, Indiana, at the Riverfront Pavilion.
David Motl, Acting Deputy Director, United States Mint, and Frank Doughman, Superintendent, George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, along with Dan Ravellette—who served as the event’s emcee—spoke to a crowd of 1,100 and 800 elementary school children about the history and significance of the U.S. Mint and George Rogers Clark.
Artistic Infusion Program member and designer of the fifth and final quarter of 2017, Frank Morris, was also in attendance.
Following the event, a coin exchange took place at the Old State Bank, courtesy of Old National Bank. 4,200 rolls were exchanged, totaling $42,000. Questions about the U.S. Mint’s newest quarter, and the history of the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park were discussed at the site’s Visitor Center the night preceding the quarter launch. Approximately 125 people attended the forum.
The U.S. Mint has presented several events in Indiana this century. The first event was in Indianapolis in 2002, for the launch of the Indiana State Quarter; and the next event was held in Lincoln City in 2009, for the release of the “Formative Years in Indiana” Lincoln One Cent coin.
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