The United States Mint and the National Park Service will officially introduce the quarter honoring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas on Thursday, Sept. 5.
Like past ceremonies, there will be a coin forum held on the evening before the launch ceremony and a coin exchange immediately after it.
San Antonio Missions quarters enter circulation on Monday, Aug. 26. It can, however, take months or years before they appear in regular commerce across every state, since Federal Reserve Banks distribute coins to financial institutions without regard to their designs. Hence, the quarter ceremony is a premium occasion to get the fourth of five 2019-dated quarters. The U.S. Mint offers another method, by selling them in rolls and bags at www. usmint.gov.
San Antonio Missions Quarter Launch Ceremony – Time and Location
Quarter ceremonies are special occasions for locals, coin collectors, and children. Attendees will hear historical background about the missions, local entertainers will perform, and official dignitaries will unveil the new coin and give a free one to school-aged children.
The quarter ceremony’s time and location details follow.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. CT
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
The following map shows the site’s location:
The coin exchange begins immediately after the quarter ceremony, in the same location. Participants can swap cash for $10 rolls of the new coins. A one-roll ($10) minimum and a 10-roll ($100) maximum is common.
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 event provides valuable insight about the role of U.S. Mint, and it allows guests to express their views on the Mint’s products. Coin forums tend to last under an hour.
Here are the coin forum’s time and location details:
Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. CT
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Visitor Center
6701 San Jose Drive
San Antonio, TX 78214
The following map shows the location of the park’s visitor center:
U.S. Mint-Branded Rolls and Bags of Quarters & Other Quarter Collectibles
On Monday, Aug. 26, starting at noon EST, the U.S. Mint will begin selling San Antonio Missions quarters to the public. 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 product releases will also be covered here on CoinNews.