Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter Launch Ceremony Details

by United States Mint on January 24, 2011

Officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service will launch the Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter on January 25, 11 a.m. Eastern Time (EST), at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center.

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter

Invited guests include Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Manbeck Corbett. 

Following the ceremony, the public can exchange their cash for $10 rolls of the Gettysburg National Military Park America the Beautiful Quarter at face value.  Children 18 years and younger will receive a new Gettysburg National Military Park America the Beautiful Quarter to commemorate the event.

WHAT:

Presentation of the Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter
and Coin Exchange

WHO:

B.B. Craig, Associate Director of Sales and Marketing, United States Mint
Tom Corbett, Governor, Pennsylvania
Susan Manbeck Corbett, First Lady
Bob Kirby, Superintendent, Gettysburg National Military Park
Barbara Finfrock, Vice Chair, Gettysburg Foundation (Master of Ceremonies)

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 11 a.m. EST

WHERE:

Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA  17325

In addition to the launch ceremony for the Gettysburg National Military Park quarter, the United States Mint will hold a Coin Forum on Monday evening, January 24, at 5:30 p.m. ET.  The Coin Forum is an opportunity for the public to express their views about future coinage, and to learn about upcoming United States Mint coin programs and initiatives.  The event will be held in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

A digital image of the Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter is available at:
http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=Photo

Additional information about the America the Beautiful Quarters Program can be found at:
http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/atb/

Additional information about Gettysburg National Military Park can be found at:
http://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

Video News Package:
A video news package will be available via satellite feed on Tuesday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 26th.  The package will contain video of the Gettysburg National Military Park ceremony, interviews with B.B. Craig, Associate Director of Sales and Marketing of the United States Mint; Governor Tom Corbett; and Bob Kirby, Superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park.  Additional video will include general footage of Gettysburg National Military Park, coin design, coin production and finished coins.

Satellite Feed Information:
Tuesday, Jan 25th      3:00-3:30 PM (ET)       C Band Analog Galaxy 19, Tr. 7, DL 3840V
Wednesday, Jan 26th     11:00-11:15 AM (ET)     C Band Analog Galaxy 19, Tr. 7, DL 3840V

On the Web:
www.newsInfusion.com    Search Keywords: U.S. Mint, Gettysburg National Military Park

[Coin Collecting News editor: For more information on the Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter, also check out this site’s page: 2011 Gettysburg Quarter.]

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