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New Yellowstone Quarter to be Released Next Summer

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Date: September 9, 2009
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
September 9, 2009     09-075
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015


New Yellowstone Quarter To Be Released Next Summer
Coin part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program
Yellowstone National Park will be featured on a new quarter the U.S. Mint will issue next year.

The quarter will be released as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

The program is designed to celebrate the nation’s legacy of conservation.  It directs the Mint to strike and issue 56 new quarters, each showcasing one national park or other federally protected area in each state, the District of Columbia, and American territory. 

The quarters will be issued by the date the areas first came under federal protection.   Starting next April, a new quarter will be released approximately every ten weeks.   The quarter featuring Yellowstone will be the second in the series released.

In addition to the coins for circulation, the Mint will produce collectable items including proof sets, silver proof sets, a five ounce silver bullion coin, coin bags, and coin rolls for each quarter. For more information about the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, please visit http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/NSQuartersProgram/index.cfm.

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Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.