WASHINGTON, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to the United States Mint's launch ceremony for the 2011 Native American $1 Coin on March 25, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The ceremony will take place at the Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center on Plimoth Plantation, a living museum that focuses on life in Plymouth Colony during the 17th century. Following the ceremony, the public can exchange their cash for the new 2011 Native American $1 Coin. Children 18 years old and younger will receive a new coin to commemorate the event.
WHAT: Presentation of the 2011 Native American $1 Coin and Coin Exchange
WHO: B.B. Craig, Associate Director of Sales and Marketing, United States Mint
Jim Adams, Senior Historian, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
Cedric Cromwell, Chairman, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, Chairwoman, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)
WHEN: Friday, March 25, 2011, at 10:30 A.M. (ET)
WHERE: Plimoth Plantation
Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, MA 02360
The Native American $1 Coin is authorized by Public Law 110-82 -- the Native American $1 Coin Act of 2008 (ACT). The Act requires the United States Mint to mint and issue $1 coins with designs celebrating the important contributions of Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the United States. The 2011 Native American $1 Coin is the third coin issued in the program, which launched in 2009.
Digital images of the 2011 Native American $1 Coin are available at: http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=Photo#NativeAmericanCoin2011.
Information about the Native American $1 Coin Program is available at:
Information about the United States Mint is available at: http://www.usmint.gov.
Information about Plimoth Plantation is available at: http://plimoth.org/.
SOURCE United States Mint