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United States Mint announces new quarter design

on Wednesday,May 26,2010 23:05

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As part of its new America the Beautiful Quarters program, the United States Mint has announced the release of the Yellowstone National Park quarter design.

Over the next 12 years, a total of 56 new quarter designs will be released through the program. Each coin will feature a depiction of a national park or other site. The Mint will release five new designs each year, and the coins will be disbursed in the order that the featured sites were declared national monuments.

The Yellowstone coin features an engraved depiction of the Old Faithful geyser on the tails side of the quarter. To commemorate the release of this design, representatives from the Mint will hold a ceremony near the geyser next week. Members of the public may exchange their currency for $10 rolls of the new quarter, and children under the age of 18 will receive a commemorative quarter.

This design is the second in the series, as the Hot Springs National Park quarter has already entered circulation. The next three quarters in the collection will honor Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Mount Hood National Forest, according to the program's website.
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