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United States Mint to Launch Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Quarter Nov. 6

United States Mint to Launch Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Quarter Nov. 6

WHAT:

The United States Mint will hold the launch ceremony for the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 10 a.m. MT.

$10 rolls of newly minted Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarters will be available for exchange following the ceremony. The Salmon High School Legacy Choir will provide entertainment.

A live stream of the event will be available on the Forest Service’s Facebook page at
facebook.com/salmonchallisnf.

WHEN:

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 10 a.m. MT

WHERE:

Salmon Junior/Senior High School
401 South Warpath
Salmon, ID 83467

WHO:

  • David Ryder, Director, United States Mint
  • Mike Simpson, U.S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District
  • Larry LaRocco, former U.S. Representative, 1st Congressional District
  • Kathryn Hitch, Regional Director for U.S. Senator Mike Crapo
  • Amy Taylor, Regional Director for U.S. Senator James Risch
  • Charles Mark, Supervisor, Salmon-Challis National Forest
  • John Burns, former Forest Supervisor, Salmon National Forest

COIN FORUM

The United States Mint will host a coin forum on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 5 p.m. MT at the Sacajawea Center, 2700 Main Street, Salmon, Idaho 83467. 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 Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarter is the 50th 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.

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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