U.S. Mint launches Shenandoah National Park quarter this week

The Shenandoah National Park Quarter
The Shenandoah National Park Quarter

Officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service will be visiting Rappahannock County and Front Royal this Thursday and Friday for the official launch of the Shenandoah National Park quarter.

Expected at the launch ceremony, 10 a.m. Friday (April 4) at the Skyline High School in Front Royal, are U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward, as well as Richard Peterson, deputy director of the Mint, and Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup. The event includes a coin exchange, where the public can trade their cash for $10 rolls of the new Shenandoah National Park quarter, the 22nd coin of the Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program, a 12-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites.

At 5:30 Thursday (April 3), Deputy Director Peterson hosts a coin forum at the Rappahannock County Library (4 Library Road, Washington), an opportunity for the public to express their views about future coinage and to learn about upcoming United States Mint coin programs and initiatives.

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