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Mint to Launch Hot Springs National Park Quarter
by U.S. Mint

First Coin in America the Beautiful Quarters Program to be Presented on Park’s 178th Anniversary.


The United States Mint will join National Park Service officials on Tuesday, April 20, to launch the first coin in the America the Beautiful QuartersTM Program honoring Hot Springs National Park. The ceremony, which will take place on the park's 178th anniversary, will be held in front of the Administration Building at 10 a.m. Central Time (CT). A coin exchange will immediately follow the event. Cash can be exchanged for $10 rolls of the Hot Springs National Park America the Beautiful Quarter at face value.

WHAT

Presentation of the Hot Springs National Park America the Beautiful Quarter

WHO

Ed Moy, Director, United States Mint
Ernest Quintana, Regional Director, Midwest Region, National Park Service
Josie Fernandez, Superintendent, Hot Springs National Park

WHEN

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 10 a.m. (CT)

WHERE

Hot Springs National Park - Administration Building
101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs, AR 71901

WEBCAST

The ceremony will also be broadcast live on the Web at: http://www.americathebeautifulquarters.gov. The stream will be available beginning at 9:55 a.m. (CT).

The United States Mint will hold a Coin Forum on Monday evening, April 19, at 5 p.m. (CT). 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 event will be held at the Quapaw Bath House, 413 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR, 71901.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program, authorized by public Law 110-456, is a 12-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites. 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.

More information about the America the Beautiful Quarters Program can be found at:
http://www.americathebeautifulquarters.gov

More information about Hot Springs National Park can be found at:
http://www.nps.gov/hosp

A digital image of the Hot Springs National Park quarter is available at: http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=Photo#AmericaTheBeautiful

 



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