Grand Canyon National Park Coin Release Event
Join the United States Mint as it continues its journey to “Connect America through Coins” on September 21, for the launch of the Grand Canyon National Park quarter-dollar coin. The ceremony, co-hosted by National Park Service officials, will kick off at 1:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) between Hopi House and Verkamp’s Visitor Center at the Grand Canyon National Park. Following the ceremony, the public can exchange their cash for $10 rolls of the Grand Canyon National Park America the Beautiful Quarter.
WHAT: Presentation of the Grand Canyon National Park America the Beautiful Quarter
WHO: Ed Moy, Director, United States Mint Steve P. Martin, Superintendent, Grand Canyon National Park Sherry Henry, Director, Director, Arizona Office of Tourism on behalf of Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona Scott Thybony, Historian, Grand Canyon National Park
WHEN: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 1:30 p.m. (MST)
WHERE: Between Hopi House and Verkamp’s Visitor Center Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon, AZ
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 Grand Canyon National Park can be found at: www.nps.gov/grca
A digital image of the Grand Canyon National Park quarter is available at: www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?flash=yes&action=Photo#AmericaTheBeautiful