United States Mint to Launch Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Quarter August 29

Aug 16, 2012, 16:27 ET from United States Mint

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join United States Mint and National Park Service officials for the presentation of the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park quarter at 1:30 p.m., August 29, 2012.  The ceremony will take place at the Kahua Hula, south of Kilauea Visitor Center.  Invited guests include United States Senator Daniel Inouye and Governor Neil Abercrombie.  Following the ceremony, the public can exchange their cash for $10 rolls of newly minted Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park quarters at face value. 


Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Quarter Launch


Daniel Inouye, United States Senator

David Croft, Plant Manager, United States Mint at Denver

Cindy Orlando, Superintendent, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Stephanie Donoho, Tourism Specialist, County of Hawaii


Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 1:30 p.m. (Hawaii Time)


Kahua Hula, south of Kilauea Visitor Center

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

One Crater Rim Drive

Hawaii National Park, HI  96718 

Coin Forum
The evening before the launch ceremony -- 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 28, 2012 -- the United States Mint will host a coin forum.  The public forum provides 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 coin forum will be held at Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, One Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI  96718.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program, authorized by Public Law 110-456, is a multi-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. 


For Information Contact: Genevieve Billia
(202) 354-7222

SOURCE United States Mint