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United States Mint Launch Ceremony for War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter May 3

America the Beautiful Quarter- War in the Pacific 2019


The United States Mint will launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam on Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m. Chamorro Standard Time (ChST).

$10 rolls of War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarters will be available for exchange immediately following the ceremony.


  • David Ryder, Director, United States Mint
  • Lou Leon Guerrero, Governor, Guam
  • Josh Tenorio, Lieutenant Governor, Guam
  • Barbara Alberti, Superintendent, War in the Pacific National Historical Park


Friday, May 3, 2019, 10 a.m. ChST


War in the Pacific National Historical Park
Asan Beach Unit
Asan, Guam


The United States Mint will host a coin forum the evening before the launch ceremony–Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5-6 p.m. ChST–at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, T. Stell Newman Visitor Center, Marine Corps Drive (outside Navy Base main gate), Sumay, Guam. 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 War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarter is the 48th 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 until 2020, the public will see five new national sites depicted on the reverses of the America the Beautiful Quarters. A final coin will be released in 2021. The United States Mint is issuing these quarters in the order in which the national sites were officially established.

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About the U.S. 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 U.S. 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.

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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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