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U.S. Mint to Launch Quarter Honoring Ozark National Scenic Riverways June 5

Ozark Riverways Quarter


Join officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service for the official launch of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri on Monday, June 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. Central Time (CT).

Ceremony highlights include musical entertainment by The Baker Family, an award winning bluegrass band from South Central Missouri. United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Ron Sanders, designer of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways quarter, will also attend.

A coin exchange of $10 rolls of newly-minted Ozark National Scenic Riverways quarters after the ceremony.


  • Cameron Sholly, Midwest Regional Director, National Park Service
  • Michele Satchell, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, United States Mint
  • Paul Fitzwater, Missouri State Representative, for Governor Eric Greitens
  • Larry Johnson, Superintendent, Ozark National Scenic Riverways
  • David Stokely, District Director SW & South Central Missouri, Office of Senator Claire McCaskill
  • Caroline Yielding, Field Representative, Southeast Missouri, Office of Senator Roy Blunt
  • Tom Akers, former astronaut, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Monday, June 5, 2017, 11 a.m. CT


Alley Spring and Mill
State Route 106
Eminence, MO 65466


The United States Mint will host a coin forum the evening before the launch ceremony–Sunday, June 4, 2017, 6-7 p.m. CT–at the Echo Bluff State Park, Nixon Room, 34489 Echo Bluff Drive, Eminence, MO 65466. The coin forum is an opportunity for the public to learn about upcoming United States Mint coin programs and initiatives, and express their views about future coinage.

The Ozark National Scenic Riverways quarter is the 38th release in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program, a 12-year initiative that honors 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.

Additional Contact Information

United States Mint:

Tracy Scelzo
[email protected]

Ozark National Scenic Riverways:

Dena Matteson
[email protected]
(573) 323-4814

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.

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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