The United States Mint has announced launch details for the five 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters. The agency previously revealed designs for all five quarters and next week CoinNews will present photos of collector editions taken during a recent visit to the U.S. Mint at San Francisco.
2016 quarters commemorate Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia, Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, and Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument in South Carolina. Each quarter has unique dates for:
- their release into circulation,
- their official launch ceremony, and
- their availability in U.S. Mint-branded rolls and bags.
The U.S. Mint has provided the following preliminary details for the five quarter launch ceremonies:
2016 Shawnee National Forest Quarter Launch
Date and Time: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 10 a.m. (CT)
Southeastern Illinois College – Gymnasium
3575 College Road
Harrisburg, IL 62946
2016 Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter Launch
Date and Time: Monday, April 11, 2016, 11 a.m. (CT)
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Visitor Center
Pinnacle View Rd
Middlesboro, KY 40965
2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter Launch
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10 a.m. (ET)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Lower Town, Hamilton Street along the Shenandoah River
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Launch
Date and Time: Thursday, August 25, 2016
10 a.m. (MT)
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Painted Canyon Visitor Center
I-94, Exit 32
Medora, ND 58645
Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Quarter Launch
Date and Time: Thursday, November 17, 2016
10:30 a.m. (ET)
Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)
1214 Middle Street
Sullivan’ Island, SC 29482
Launch ceremonies are free and open to the public. A coin exchange follows each one, giving those who attend an opportunity to swap cash for rolls of the new coins. Additionally, the U.S. Mint hosts a free coin forum the evening prior to the ceremony.
This article was updated to include release details for all five 2016-dated quarters. It originally offered information on the first three ceremonies.
It’s November! We should be seeing the entire 2016 Product Schedule, not just a few quarters. I hope Jeppson is a little more responsible in his job than Peterson was.
Mike Unser – Adding to the sentiments of jim in his post above, it is almost mid-November now & the U.S. Mint still has yet to determine a release date for the 2015-W Proof Platinum Eagle 1-ounce coin or the 2015 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets! Can you please use your U.S. Mint “affiliate” connections with Mr. Tom Jurkowsky & let us know when these much-anticipated products will be available? They have lingered on the TBD (To Be Determined) list for over 10 months now! Why is this the case? Inquiring minds want to know. Thank you Mr. Unser. I… Read more »