Saturday, January 18, 2014

United States Mint to Launch Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quarter

The United States Mint will join National Park Service officials and hundreds of local area school-aged children on January 29, 2014, to launch the new quarter honoring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. The ceremony will take place at the Mills Auditorium in the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Following the ceremony, the public can exchange their currency for $10 rolls of new Great Smoky Mountains National Park quarters.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park quarter is the 21st coin of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, a 12-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites. Each year, the public will see five new national sites depicted on the reverse (tails side) of the America the Beautiful Quarters. The United States Mint is issuing these quarters in the order in which the honored site was first established as a national site.

The newest quarter depicts a historic log cabin found within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It features a segment of the lush green forest and a hawk circling above. Inscriptions are GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, TENNESSEE, 2014 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

The event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at 10 a.m.

Mills Auditorium- Gatlinburg Convention Center
234 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Hiking in the Smokies


Anonymous said...

This would be cool if we didn't pay a ridiculous amount of money to have them minted.

Stephen said...

This is cool actually. The Smokies were one of my first independently planned big hikes after leaving Boy Scouts, so they keep a soft spot in my heart. I'd be stoked to find one of these quarters!