On Tuesday, Nov. 17, officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service introduced the new Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter. The coin is the last of five quarters for 2015 and the 30th overall in the series of America the Beautiful Quarters.
The launch ceremony was held in Schuylerville, New York, just a few miles from the historical site commemorated on the coin.
More than 1,400 people attended, including about 500 school-aged children who received one of new Saratoga quarters for free.
Others, right after the ceremony, swapped cash for $10 rolls of the new coin. Glen Falls National Bank sponsored the event in which $27,000 in quarters were exchanged.
On the evening prior to the ceremony, the United States Mint hosted a free coin forum with 75 enthusiasts attending. Coin forums offer a venue to express views and ask questions about existing, new and upcoming U.S. Mint products.
The next opportunity to buy Saratoga quarters is on Nov. 30. That is the day the United States Mint (www.usmint.gov) will begin selling them in single rolls, two-roll sets, three-roll sets and 100-coin bags at prices ranging from $18.95 to $34.95.
WNYT-TV (Channel 13), the local NBC affiliate, live-streamed the quarter ceremony. Their video is below.
The U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program debuted in 2010. It will honor 56 national parks and other national sites in the U.S. and its territories through 2021.