The United States Mint announced today that it will hold a launch ceremony to celebrate the release of the new quarter-dollar coin 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 old 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 in 2010.
A digital image of the Gettysburg National Military Park quarter is available athttp://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=Photo#AmericaTheBeautiful.
Additional information about the America the Beautiful Quarters Program can be found athttp://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/atb/.
About US Mint
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.
[Coin Collecting News editor: For more information on the Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter, also check out this site's page: 2011 Gettysburg Quarter.]