WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials from the United States Mint, the National Park Service and the Oklahoma state legislature — along with scores of local schoolchildren — will celebrate the release of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter on November 16, 2011. The ceremony will take place 11:00 a.m. Central Time (CT), in Flower Park on the grounds of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Highlights of the free event will include a coin exchange where the public can swap their cash for $10 coin rolls containing the new Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter.
WHAT: Presentation of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter and Coin Exchange
WHO: B.B. Craig, Associate Director, Sales and Marketing, United States Mint
Wes Hilliard, State Representative, Oklahoma
Bruce Noble, Superintendent, Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Administrator, Chickasaw Nation History and Culture
Colin Campbell, Deputy Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 11:00 a.m. (CT)
WHERE: Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Sulphur, OK 73086
The evening before the launch ceremony — Tuesday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. — the United States Mint will host a coin forum at the Travertine Nature Center Auditorium in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. 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 Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter is the 10th coin in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, a 12-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites authorized by Public Law 110-456. 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.
A digital image of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area quarter is available at http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=photo#AmericaTheBeautiful
Information about the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program is available at http://www.americathebeautifulquarters.gov
Information about Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter is available at http://www.nps.gov/chic/index.htm
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