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U.S. Mint to Launch Fort Moultrie Quarter Nov. 17



The United States Mint will launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. (ET). The ceremony will culminate with a coin exchange, where the public can trade cash for $10 rolls of newly-minted Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) quarters. The ceremony will include a special firing of reproduction muskets by National Park Service staff dressed in period attire in celebration of the release of the quarter.


  • Barclay Trimble – Southeast Regional Office, National Park Service
  • Jean Gentry – Chief Counsel, United States Mint
  • Timothy Stone – Superintendent, Fort Sumter National Monument
  • Pat O’Neil – Mayor of Sullivan’s Island
  • Dan Head – Regional Director for U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
  • Kathy Crawford – Regional Director, for U.S. Senator Tim Scott
  • Bill Saunders – for U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn
  • Laurie Turner – for U.S. Representative Mark Sanford


10:30 a.m. (ET), Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016


Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)
1214 Middle Street
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482


The United States Mint will host a coin forum the evening before the launch ceremony—Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6 – 7 p.m. (ET)—at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center, at 1214 Middle Street, in Sullivan’s Island, SC. The coin forum is an opportunity for the public to express their views about future coinage, and learn about upcoming United States Mint coin programs and initiatives.

The Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) quarter is the 35th release in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program, a 12-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites authorized by Public Law 110-456. Each year, the public will see five new national sites depicted on the reverses of the America the Beautiful Quarters. The United States Mint is issuing these quarters in the order in which the national sites were officially established.

About the United States Mint

usmintThe United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.

The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Currently Available on eBay


United States Mint
United States Minthttps://www.usmint.gov/
Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, the primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury. Other responsibilities include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets; Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins; and Overseeing production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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