Monday, February 03, 2014

America the Beautiful quarter to feature Shenandoah National Park

If you see a quarter this year with the familiar-looking Stoney Man overlook, it's one of the "America the Beautiful" series that features Virginia's Shenandoah National Park to be released later this year.

Reporter Jonathan Shacat with the Shenandoah Valley-Herald noted:
Pamela McInnis, superintendent of Warren County Public Schools, said the Park Service has reserved Skyline High School in Front Royal on April 4 for a ceremony marking the release of the coin. McInnis said the school division is excited to host the event.

“I think it’s a great idea since Skyline High School is located very close to the northern entrance to the Skyline Drive,” she said.

Beck-Herzog said the event will feature an unveiling of the coin, speakers and educational information about the U.S. Mint. Also, people will be able to purchase up to $100 worth of uncirculated Shenandoah National Park quarters in $10 rolls.

“We want all of our neighbors to celebrate that our region will have additional recognition because the Shenandoah quarter is out there,” she said. “We hope that people will want to come and visit our region.”
Started in 2010, the "America the Beautiful" series will eventually consist of 56 quarters.

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