January 4th, 2011

Ceremony Scheduled

The United States Mint announced today that it will hold a launch ceremony to celebrate the release of the new quarter honoring Gettysburg National Military Park on Tuesday, January 25 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The ceremony will be held at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Following the event, the public can exchange their cash for $10 rolls of the new Gettysburg National Military Park quarter. Attendees 18 years and younger will receive a free quarter to commemorate the event.

In addition to the launch ceremony, the United States Mint will host a coin forum where the public will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their ideas about the future of the nation’s coinage. The forum will be held Monday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m. ET in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. 

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program is authorized by Public Law 110-456, a 12-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites. Each year, the public will see five new quarters with reverse (tails side) designs emblematic of each featured national site. The United States Mint is issuing the quarters in the order in which the honored site was first established as a national site. The first five coins in the program were issued last year.

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