NEW: Officials To Unveil Shenandoah National Park Quarter
The U.S. Mint will officially launch a quarter in honor of Shenandoah National Park on April 4.
The Shenandoah National Park quarter is the 22nd coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, a 12-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites.
A ceremony will take place at the Skyline High School in Front Royal at 10 a.m. on April 4, according to a press release from the Mint.
Scheduled guests include Sen. Tim Kaine, the Mint's deputy director Richard Peterson, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward, and park superintendent Jim Northup.
A notable event highlight includes a coin exchange where the public is invited to trade their cash for $10 rolls of the new Shenandoah National Park Quarter.
The evening before the launch ceremony, on April 3, at 5:30 p.m. Peterson will host a coin forum at the Rappahannock County Library at 4 Library Road in Washington, Va.
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.