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United States Mint to Launch Glacier National Park Quarter April 13

April 11, 2011

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The United States Mint will join National Park Service officials Wednesday, April 13 to launch the seventh coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program honoring Glacier National Park. The ceremony will take place at Columbia Falls High School in Columbia Falls, Montana, at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MT). Following the ceremony, there will be a coin exchange where the public can swap their currency for $10 rolls of the new Glacier National Park quarters.


            Presentation of the Glacier National Park quarter and Coin
    WHAT:   Exchange

            B.B. Craig, Associate Director of Sales and Marketing, United
    WHO:    States Mint
           Chas Cartwright, Superintendent, Glacier National Park

    WHEN:  Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 1:00 p.m. MT

    WHERE: Columbia Falls High School
           610 13th Street West
           Columbia Falls, MT  59912-4236

The evening before the Glacier National Park launch ceremony–Tuesday, April 12,

at 5 p.m. MT–the United States Mint will hold a Coin Forum at the West Glacier Community Building, at Park Headquarters. The Coin Forum is an opportunity for the public to express their views about our Nation’s coinage, and to learn about upcoming United States Mint coin programs and initiatives.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program, authorized by Public Law 110-456, is a 12-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.

RESOURCES:

  • Additional information about the America the Beautiful Quarters Program can be found at: http://www.americathebeautifulquarters.gov
  • More information about Glacier National Park can be found at:
  • http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm
  • A digital image of the Glacier National Park quarter is available at:
  • http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=Photo#AmericaTheBeautiful
  • Video News Package: A video news package will be available via satellite feed on Wednesday, April 13th and Thursday, April 14th. The package will contain video of the Glacier National Park ceremony, interviews with B. B. Craig, Associate Director of Sales and Marketing for the United States Mint; and Chas Cartwright, Superintendent of Glacier National Park. Additional video will include general footage of Glacier National Park coin design, coin production and finished coins.

Wednesday, April 13th
7:00-7:30 p.m. ET
AMC 3C, Tr. 3, DL 3760H

Thursday, April 14th
1:30-2:00 p.m. ET
AMC 3C, Tr. 3, DL 3760H

  • On the Web:

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For Information Contact:
Genevieve Billia 202-354-7222

SOURCE United States Mint


Source: newswire



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