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United States Mint, National Park Service to Launch New Quarter on Grand Canyon National Park’s Scenic South Rim

September 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Join the United States Mint and the National Park Service Tuesday, September 21 at 1:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST), for the official launch of the Grand Canyon National Park commemorative quarter-dollar. The ceremony will take place on the scenic South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park between Hopi House and Verkamp’s Visitor Center. Those planning to attend are strongly encouraged to park in one of the lots at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center or the Backcountry Information Center and ride the park’s free shuttle to a stop near Hopi House as parking in the vicinity is extremely limited.

Following the event, the public can exchange their cash for $10 rolls of the Grand Canyon National Park America the Beautiful Quarter. Children 18 years and younger will receive a free Grand Canyon National Park quarter.

WHAT: Presentation of the Grand Canyon National Park America the Beautiful Quarter and Coin Exchange

WHO: Ed Moy, Director, United States Mint

Steve Martin, Superintendent, Grand Canyon National Park

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WHEN: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 1:30 p.m. (MST)

WHERE: Grand Canyon National Park

South Rim between Hopi House and Verkamp’s Visitor Center

Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

WEBCAST: The ceremony will also be broadcast live on the web at: http://www.americathebeautifulquarters.gov . The stream will be available at 1:25 p.m. (MST).

The evening before the launch ceremony–Monday, September 20, at 5 p.m.–United States Mint Director Ed Moy will host a public Coin Forum at Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon Railway Depot, at the base of the El Tovar Hill. The Coin Forum is an opportunity for the public to express their views about future U. S. coinage, and to learn about current United States Mint 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.

More information about the America the Beautiful Quarters Program can be found at:

http://www.americathebeautifulquarters.gov

More information about Grand Canyon National Park can be found at:

http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

A digital image of the Grand Canyon National Park quarter is available at: http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=Photo#AmericaTheBeautiful

NOTE:

  • Video News Package:

A video news package will be available via satellite feed on Tuesday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 22. The package will contain video of the Grand Canyon ceremony, interviews with Ed Moy, Director of the United States Mint; and Steve Martin, Superintendent, Grand Canyon National Park. Additional video will include general footage of Grand Canyon National Park, coin design, coin production and finished coins.

  • Satellite Feed Information:

Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 – 7:30 PM ET, Galaxy 19C, Tr. 8, DL 3860H

Wednesday, September 22( ), 11:00 – 11:15 AM ET, Galaxy 28C, Tr. 15, DL 4000V

  • On the Web:

www.newsInfusion.com, Search Keywords: U.S. Mint Grand Canyon

SOURCE United States Mint


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