An official Acadia quarter launch ceremony will occur on Tuesday morning, June 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM Eastern Time (ET), the United States Mint announced today.
The ceremony will take place at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center at Acadia National Park, on Route 3 north of Bar Harbor, Maine. For coin enthusiasts, a coin forum will take place on the prior evening.
Similar to past events associated with the America the Beautiful Quarters® series, the United States Mint and the National Park Service will co-host the upcoming ceremony.
Acadia Quarter Ceremony and Coin Exchange
Two speakers will present the Acadia National Park quarter — B. B. Craig, United States Mint Associate Director of Sales and Marketing, and Sheridan Steele, Acadia National Park Superintendent. Also speaking at the event is Timothy Harrison, Founder of the American Lighthouse Foundation, and Bill Green, host of the WCSH-TV’s "Bill Green’s Maine" show.
The ceremony is open to the public. Immediately afterwards, attendees may buy Acadia quarter $10 rolls at face value in a coin exchange set up at a table a few feet from the speaker’s podium. The coin exchange is provided by a local bank. Attending children who are 18 years old and younger will receive a free quarter to commemorate the event.
Coin Forum Information
On Monday, June 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET is a public coin forum at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center Auditorium. Officials from the United States Mint host the event and attendees can ask questions about past, current or upcoming U.S. coins and products.
Acadia coins entered public circulation on Monday, June 11, with rolls and bags of quarters made available and sold by the U.S. Mint. They are the 13th in the America the Beautiful Quarter series and the third new design for this year. The program started in 2010 and honors national parks and other sites throughout the U.S. and its territories.