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U.S. Mint Reveals 2016 Cumberland Gap National Park Quarter Design Candidates

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Cumberland Gap America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter.

The Cumberland Gap was a fertile hunting ground for Native Americans and a vital passage way for American settlers heading out to Kentucky and parts west. In 1940, the Cumberland Gap and its surrounding forest (20,000 acres in total) were entered into the National Parks system. Today, the Park offers visitors a rare look at pioneer settlements, a breathtaking view of the Appalachian Mountains, and numerous opportunities to observe migratory animals and explore majestic natural caves.

Five finalist designs were considered when the CCAC made their recommendations earlier this month.

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