A crowd estimated at over 1,000 recently attended the US Mint’s official launch ceremony for the 2010 Hot Springs National Park Quarter which was hosted by the park itself.
Just steps from the entrance to the Hot Springs National Park headquarters building, United States Mint Director Ed Moy was joined by National Park Service Midwest Regional Director Ernie Quintana and Hot Springs National Park Superintendent Josie Fernandez in releasing the new strike.
"This has always been a special place, its been a magical place, its been a place of hope and peace and beauty," US Mint Director Moy commented about the Hot Springs Park at the official release.
"That’s what we wanted to capture in the design of the first coin issued under the America the Beautiful Quarters Program from the United States Mint."
The Hot Springs Quarter serves as the debut piece for the new America the Beautiful Quarters Program which is set to contain fifty-six new quarter-dollars during its run through to 2021. Each coin will showcase a different site of national interest found within the country and could be a national park like the Hot Springs Quarter, or might be a national forest, national monument, national wildlife refuge, etc. Continue reading Hot Springs National Park Quarter Launches