United States Mint to Launch Arches National Park Quarter June 6

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service for the official launch of the Arches National Park quarter on Friday, June 6, 2014.  The ceremony will take place at the Arches National Park Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).  Invited guests include Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox and Moab Mayor Dave Sakrison.  Highlights of the free event include a coin exchange where the public can trade their cash for $10 rolls of the new Arches National Park quarter. 

WHAT: 

Arches National Park Quarter Launch Ceremony and Coin Exchange



WHO: 

Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox


Mayor Dave Sakrison


United States Mint Deputy Director Richard Peterson


Arches National Park Superintendent Kate Cannon (Southeast Utah Group)



WHEN:

Friday, June 6, 2014, 9 a.m. MDT



WHERE: 

Arches National Park Visitor Center


3015 S. US Hwy 191


Moab, Utah  84532

Note:  Shuttle buses will transport visitors to and from the event.  Shuttle service will begin at 7:15 a.m. from the Helen M. Knight Elementary School in Moab with the last shuttle departing at 8:15 a.m.  Visitor Center parking is extremely limited and expected to fill quickly. Shuttle use or carpooling will be required. Early arrival is highly recommended.

Coin Forum
The evening before the launch ceremony—Thursday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. MDT—the United States Mint will host a coin forum at the Zions Bank Community Room, 330 S. Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532.  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 Arches National Park quarter is the 23nd coin the 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 is issuing these quarters in the order in which the honored site was first established as a national site. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

SOURCE United States Mint



RELATED LINKS
http://www.usmint.gov

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