WASHINGTON, Aug. 25th, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Mint and the National Park Service will celebrate the launch of the Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The ceremony will take place in the site's parking area at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). Highlights of the free event include a coin exchange where the public can trade their cash for $10 rolls of the new Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter.
WHAT: Great Sand Dunes National Park Quarter Launch Ceremony and Coin Exchange
WHO: David Croft, United States Mint Associate Director of Manufacturing
Laura Joss, National Park Service Deputy Regional Director, Intermountain Region
Lisa Carrico, Great Sand Dunes National Park Superintendent
Fred Bunch, Great Sand Dunes National Park Chief of Resource Management
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, 10 a.m. MDT
WHERE: Great Sand Dunes National Park parking area
Mosca, Colo. 81146
The evening before the launch ceremony—Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7:00 p.m. MDT—the United States Mint will host a coin forum at the Alamosa Recreation Center, 2222 Old Sanford Road, Alamosa, Colo. 81101. 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 Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter is the 24th coin 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 is issuing these quarters in the order in which the honored site was first established as a national site.
- A digital image of the Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter is available at http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=photo#AmericaTheBeautiful.
- Information about Great Sand Dunes National Park is available at http://www.nps.gov/grsa/index.htm.
- Additional information about the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program is available at http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/atb/.
- Information about the United States Mint is available at http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/.
For Information Contact:
United States Mint:
Office of Corporate Communications (202) 354-7222
Great Sand Dunes National Park:
Kathy Faz (719) 378-6341
SOURCE United States Mint