The United States Mint will host the official launch ceremony for the U.S. Virgin Islands Quarter on October 9, 2009. The fifth of this year’s 2009 DC & US Territories Quarter was first released into circulation on September 28, 2009. Often the launch ceremony will be on the same day as the circulation release, but sometimes the ceremony is held on a different date.
Attending the ceremony will be United States Mint Deputy Director Andrew Brunhart, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr., and United States Congresswoman Donna Christensen. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 AM on October 9, 2009 at Emancipation Gardens in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.
The ceremony will be free to attend and include local entertainment. Attendees will be allow to exchange currency for rolls of new Virgin Islands Quarters following the ceremony. Children in attendance will receive a free quarter.
A public coin forum will be held the evening before the ceremony on October 8, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The forum will take place at the University of the Virgin Islands, Administration and Conference Center, #2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas.