The time and location for the second official America the Beautiful Quarters launch was announced today by the United States Mint. The Yellowstone National Park Quarter release ceremony will take place on June 3, 2010 at 10:30 AM Mountain Time.
The event will be held behind the Old Faithful Inn, which was designated a National Historic Landmark from Wyoming in 1987 and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2004.
More importantly for the ceremony, the inn is within viewing distance of Old Faithful Geyser — the same geyser depicted with two bison on the reverse side of the Yellowstone quarter.
U.S. Mint Director Edmund Moy is expected to launch the new quarter-dollar in front of a crowd who will later exchange cash for rolls of the coins. As has been traditional at official releases, those 18 years old and younger will receive a new quarter for free to commemorate the event.
The 40-coin rolls for exchange will be circulation-quality strikes from the Mint’s Denver facility. While roll limits are generally in place, the levels available per person are usually dictated by the amount of people and their willingness to stand in lines for multiple passes.
For those who can not attend the event and are interested, a live web cast will be available at http://www.americathebeautifulquarters.gov. Additionally, rolls and bags of the quarters from both Denver and Philadelphia can be ordered directly from the US Mint on June 1, 2010.
The 2010 Yellowstone National Park Quarters are the second coins to be released in the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program. The new series will celebrate 56 different national parks and sites throughout the U.S. and its territories from 2010 to 2021.
The other three forthcoming 2010 quarters honor Yosemite National Park in California, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon. The first ceremonial release honored Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas.
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If you are unable to attend the Yellowstone National Park Quarter event on June 3rd at Yellowstone National Park at 10:30 MT, you can check out the live webcast at http://bit.ly/b2Oxmd. The webcast starts at 10:25 MT.