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United States Mint to Launch Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quarter January 29

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Mint will join National Park Service officials and hundreds of local area school-aged children Jan. 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 - Gatlinburg Convention Center.  Following the ceremony, the public can exchange their currency for $10 rolls of new Great Smoky Mountains National Park quarters.  

WHAT: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quarter Launch and Coin Exchange           

WHO: David Croft, Acting Associate Director for Manufacturing, United States Mint
Pedro Ramos, Acting Superintendent Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Commissioner Susan Whitaker, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
Harlow Sumerford, East Tennessee Field Director, Governor's Office
Jane Chedester, Field Representative, Senator Lamar Alexander
Jane Jolley, Field Director, Senator Bob Corker
Bill Snodgrass, District Director, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, M.D.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at 10 a.m. (ET)                       

WHERE: Mills Auditorium- Gatlinburg Convention Center
234 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(Parking Information: http://www.ci.gatlinburg.tn.us/parkingdept/parking.htm)

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 authorized by Public Law 110-456.  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. 

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United States Mint - Connecting America through Coins

SOURCE United States Mint

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