United States Mint to Celebrate the Release of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter on November 16

Nov 14, 2011, 13:19 ET from United States Mint


WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 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 at 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.

Presentation of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter and Coin Exchange

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                                                          

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Flower Park
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's 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. 


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

A digital image of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area quarter is available at http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=photo#AmericaTheBeautiful

Video News Package:
Two video news packages will be available via satellite feed on Wednesday, November 16, 2011.  The package will contain video of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area ceremony, interviews with B.B. Craig, Associate Director of Sales and Marketing at the United States Mint, and other ceremony participants.  Additional video will include general footage of Chickasaw National Recreation Area coin design, coin production and finished coins.

Satellite Feed Information:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. (ET) 
Galaxy 17 KU-digital
Transponder 13-Ch. A
Downlink frequency: 11946.5(H)
FEC: 3/4
Symbol rate: 6.1113
Data rate: 8.448

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. (ET)    
SES-2 (formerly AMC 3) KU-digital
Transponder: 20-Slot G
Downlink Frequency: 12113.5(V)
FEC: 3/4
Symbol rate: 6.1113
Data rate: 8.448

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