Arches National Park Quarters will launch into circulation, and in U.S. Mint rolls and bags, on June 9, 2014. Three days prior, on June 6, representatives from the National Park Service and United States Mint will introduce the quarter for Utah at an official launch ceremony.
Surrounding the ceremony is a coin forum and a coin exchange. These events are free and open to the public.
This latest national park quarter, the third issue for 2014 and the 23rd overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, features Donna Weaver’s design of the park’s distinctive Delicate Arch on the coin’s reverse.
Arches National Park Quarter Ceremony – Time and Location
Lasting around 30 to 40 minutes, release ceremonies are unique events for children and enthusiasts who like to get a first glance at new coins.
Official dignitaries at the Arches quarter ceremony will include Utah’s Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox, Moab’s Mayor Dave Sakrison, U.S. Mint Deputy Director Richard Peterson, and Arches National Park Superintendent Kate Cannon. Each is expected to give a short speech.
Access to Arches Visitor Center, the location of the ceremony, will be limited from 8:00 a.m. MDT until approximately noon. A news release from the U.S. Mint offered this note about transportation to the Visitor Center:
Shuttle buses will transport visitors to and from the event. Shuttle service will begin at 7:15 a.m. from the Helen M. Knight Elementary School in Moab with the last shuttle departing at 8:15 a.m. Visitor Center parking is extremely limited and expected to fill quickly. Shuttle use or carpooling will be required. Early arrival is highly recommended.
Here are the ceremony’s time and location details:
Date: June 6, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. MDT
Arches National Park Visitor Center
3015 S. US Hwy 191
Moab, Utah 84532
The following map shows the location of Helen M. Knight Elementary School where bus transportation will be available:
The coin exchange begins immediately following the quarter ceremony. It offers a venue to swap cash for $10 rolls of the new quarters.
Zions Bank Moab Financial Center will provide two teller stations where anyone can exchange cash for rolls. There is a one-roll ($10) minimum and a 10-roll ($100) maximum.
Coin Forum Prior to Arches National Park Quarter Ceremony
A U.S. Mint-hosted coin forum will take place on the evening prior to the quarter ceremony. Coin forums offer opportunities to express views and ask questions about existing, new and upcoming coin products. These meetings tend to last about an hour, with the actual time dependent on the amount and type of questions.
Here are the coin forum time and location details:
Date: June 5, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. MDT
Zions Bank Community Room
330 S. Main Street
Moab, Utah 84532
The following map shows the location of Zions Bank Moab Financial Center:
Introduced in 2010, the America the Beautiful Quarter® Program consists of five quarters per year until the final one is released in 2021. Issued first this year was the Tennessee quarter honoring Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Next was the Virginia quarter for Shenandoah National Park. The remaining America the Beautiful Quarters for 2014 commemorate Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado and Everglades National Park in Florida.