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    Great Smoky Mountains

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Event Details

  • 01/28/2014

    Image of the back of the Smokies quarter, showing a cabin, mountains and a hawk soaring.
    Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Public Affairs Office Contact Phone Number: (865) 436-1207

You are invited to join the United States Mint and National Park Service for the ceremonial launch of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park quarter, the 21st to be released in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

The ceremonial release of the newest America the Beautiful quarter will be held at the Mills Auditorium, located in the Gatlinburg Convention Center in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on January 29, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. (ET). A coin exchange will be held immediately following the quarter launch event and has a one-roll ($10) minimum and 10-roll ($100) maximum. A coin forum will be held on January 28 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Sugarlands Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

These are both great opportunities to commemorate the rich history and significance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

For more information on the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, including coin and launch events, please visit www.usmint.gov/events.

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