War in the Pacific Quarter Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Public Forum


Three days after officially introducing the American Memorial Park quarter for the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Mint and the National Park Service will launch the quarter honoring Quam’s War in the Pacific National Historical Park.

War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter
Designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso, the War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarter for Guam depicts American forces coming ashore at Asan Bay, strengthening the number of troops on the island in the fight for Guam and its eventual liberation. The coin marks the third release this year and the forty-eighth in the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarter® Program.

This year’s third public quarter ceremony will take place at the park on Friday, May 3. There will be a coin forum held on the evening before the launch ceremony and a coin exchange immediately after it.

War in the Pacific quarters will enter general circulation beginning on June 3 but it can take a long time before they appear in change since Federal Reserve Banks distribute coins to financial institutions without regard to their designs. The launch ceremony offers everyone in attendance an early opportunity to get this third of five 2019-dated quarters.

War in the Pacific Quarter Launch Ceremony – Time and Location

Quarter ceremonies are special occasions for locals, coin collectors, and children. Attendees will hear historical background about the park, local entertainers will perform, and official dignitaries will unveil the new coin. Plus, a free quarter will be given to school-aged children at the event.

Expected VIPs and speakers at this ceremony include:

  • David Ryder, Director, United States Mint
  • Lou Leon Guerrero, Governor, Guam
  • Josh Tenorio, Lieutenant Governor, Guam
  • Barbara Alberti, Superintendent, War in the Pacific National Historical Park

The quarter ceremony’s time and location details follow.

Date: Friday, May 3, 2019
Local Time: 10 a.m. (ChST)
War in the Pacific National Historical Park
Asan Beach Unit
Asan, Guam

Coin Exchange

The coin exchange, sponsored by the Bank of Guam, begins immediately after the quarter ceremony. Participants can swap cash for rolls of the newly struck quarter (‘D’ mint mark). There will be a one-roll ($10) minimum and a 10-roll ($100) maximum.

Coin Forum Evening Prior to Quarter Ceremony

The United States Mint will also host a coin forum for the public on the evening before the ceremony. This free, educational event provides an opportunity to learn more about the U.S. Mint’s role and discuss Mint’s products. Coin forums tend to last almost an hour.

Here are the coin forum’s time and location details:

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Time: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. (ChST)
War in the Pacific National Historical Park
T. Stell Newman Visitor Center
Marine Corps Drive (outside Navy Base main gate)
Sumay, Guam

U.S. Mint-Branded Rolls and Bags of Quarters & Other Quarter Collectibles

The U.S. Mint on June 3 will also sell circulation versions of the quarter in rolls and bags. Product options include 40-coin rolls, 2-roll sets, 3-roll sets, and 100-coin bags at prices ranging from $18.95 to $46.95. They will be available for order online at catalog.usmint.gov. These products will be covered here on CoinNews prior to their release.

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Chas Barber

Another “:new” quarter I will never see in circulation, especially as this one is actually nice l00king…………

sam tweedy

Don’t worry Mike Mezack the “King” of coin collecting will be all over this one. Repeat Repeat Repeat…..!!!!!