United States Mint Set to Launch Quarter Honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) on Nov. 17

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The United States Mint will launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. (ET).

Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument Quarter

Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument Quarter

What:
The United States Mint will launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. (ET). The ceremony will culminate with a coin exchange, where the public can trade cash for $10 rolls of newly-minted Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) quarters. The ceremony will include a special firing of reproduction muskets by National Park Service staff dressed in period attire in celebration of the release of the quarter.

Who:    
Barclay Trimble, Southeast Regional Office, National Park Service
Jean Gentry, Chief Counsel, United States Mint
Timothy Stone, Superintendent, Fort Sumter National Monument
Pat O'Neil, Mayor of Sullivan's Island
Dan Head, Regional Director, for U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
Kathy Crawford, Regional Director, for U.S. Senator Tim Scott
Bill Saunders, for U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn
Laurie Turner, for U.S. Representative Mark Sanford

When:     
10:30 a.m. (ET), Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Where:     
Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)
1214 Middle Street
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482

Coin Forum
The United States Mint will host a coin forum the evening before the launch ceremony—Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6 - 7 p.m. (ET)—at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center, at 1214 Middle Street, in Sullivan's Island, SC. The coin forum is an opportunity for the public to express their views about future coinage, and learn about upcoming United States Mint coin programs and initiatives.

The Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) quarter is the 35th release in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program, a 12-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites authorized by Public Law 110-456. Each year, the public will see five new national sites depicted on the reverses (tails sides) of the America the Beautiful Quarters. The United States Mint is issuing these quarters in the order in which the national sites were officially established.

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Additional Contact Information:
Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)
Dawn Davis
(843) 732-5013

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