April 2020 Weir Farm Quarter Ceremony and Coin Forum Cancelled

by CoinNews.net on March 18, 2020 · 0 comments

The United States Mint and National Park Service will not officially introduce the quarter honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut on April 7.

Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter

Designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, the Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter depicts an artist, wearing a painter’s smock, painting outside Julian Alden Weir’s studio at Weir Farm.

The quarter’s planned ceremonial release has been cancelled along with the public coin forum that had been scheduled for April 6. In a statement, the U.S. Mint said:

"In order to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has signed an executive order banning all gatherings of more than 250 people. Additionally, many school systems in Connecticut have announced closures. In light of this, the United States Mint, in consultation with the National Park Service, has decided to cancel the Weir Farm National Historic Site 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters® Launch and Coin Forum events that were scheduled for April 6 & 7, 2020. This preventive action is being taken in the interest of the health and well-being of employees, visitors, volunteers, and partners."

There is a chance for a Weir Farm quarter ceremony and companion coin forum later this year.

"We remain hopeful that once the public health crisis has passed and restrictions on large gatherings have been lifted, the Mint and National Park Service will be able to coordinate with stakeholders in Connecticut in identifying a suitable date later this year to hold a coin forum and launch event," the Mint’s statement noted.

U.S. Mint-Branded Rolls and Bags of Weir Farm Quarters

The quarter marks the second of five releases for 2020 and the fifty-second of fifty-six in the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful quarter dollar series.

On Monday, April 6, beginning at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will begin selling Weir Farm quarters to the public. Product options include 40-coin rolls, 2-roll sets, 3-roll sets, and 100-coin bags at prices ranging from $19.75 to $49.25. They will be available for order online at catalog.usmint.gov. These product releases will also be covered here on CoinNews

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