The U.S. Mint has provided details for the four America the Beautiful quarters launch events remaining in 2016. This year’s first ATB quarter features Shawnee National Forest as was officially released into circulation at a ceremony last Thursday.
Each new America the Beautiful quarter is launched in a public ceremony that typically includes officials from the U.S. Mint, the featured site, and local government. A coin exchange, in which members of the public can trade cash for rolls of the new quarters, is often held as well. On the night before the event, the Mint commonly hosts a Coin Forum that gives members of the public a chance to learn more about upcoming initiatives and weigh in on their ideas for future coinage.
Details on upcoming 2016 ATB quarter launch events are included below. Further information, such as the names of special guests and speakers, will be revealed closer to coins’ releases.
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter Launch
Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. (ET)
Location: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Visitor Center
Pinnacle View Rd
Middlesboro, KY 40965
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter Launch
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. (ET)
Location: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Lower Town, Hamilton Street along the Shenandoah River
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Launch
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. (MT)
Location: Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Painted Canyon Visitor Center, I-94, Exit 32
Medora, ND 58645
Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Quarter Launch
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. (ET)
Location: Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)
1214 Middle Street
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
The ATB quarters program commemorates the designation of U.S. sites as National Parks, Monuments, or protected areas in the order they were formally recognized. The above issues represent the 32nd through 35th designs in the series, which will conclude after the release of the 56th ATB quarter in 2021 .