The United States Mint has provided preliminary details for the official launch ceremonies for the remaining 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters. These launch ceremonies closely follow the circulation release dates for the three upcoming quarters featuring Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and Mount Hood National Forest.
The America the Beautiful Quarters Program will honor a national park or national site in each state, each U.S. territory, and the District of Columbia. The sites will be represented on reverse designs of quarters, released at a rate of five different designs per year, with a single design released in the final year.
“When we launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, we embarked on a journey to reconnect Americans with our beautiful national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and other sites,” said United States Mint Director Edmund Moy. “We hope families across the country will join us on this journey.”
Launch ceremonies are open to the public and typically include a coin exchange where attendees can exchange currency for rolls of the newly released quarters at face value. Ceremonies were previously held for the Hot Springs National Park Quarter on April 20, 2010 and the Yellowstone National Park Quarter on June 3, 2010.
Preliminary details for the three remaining 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters launch ceremonies are included below:
- Yosemite National Park Quarter: July 29, 2010, 11:00 AM Pacific Time at Valley Visitor’s center, Yosemite Village Loop, Yosemite, California.
- Grand Canyon National Park Quarter: September 21, 2010, 1:00 PM Pacific Time at grounds adjacent to El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon, Arizona.
- Mound Hood National Forest Quarter: November 17, 2010, 10:00 AM Pacific Time at World Forest Center, 4022 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon.