ATB–Ellis Island quarters to have traditional release ceremony on August 30

Press release courtesy of the U.S. Mint.

The public and the media are invited to the ceremony to mark the release of the Ellis Island quarter, the 39th coin in the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 11 a.m. ET. The event includes a coin exchange of $10 rolls of newly minted Ellis Island quarters after the ceremony. Barbara Fox, designer of the quarter’s reverse, will be available for interviews before the ceremony. Additional attendees of the event include:

  • Todd Baldau, Senior Advisor, United States Mint
  • John Hnedak, Deputy Superintendent, Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
  • Zach McCue, Projects Director for U.S. Senator Cory Booker
  • Erica Daughtrey, Communications Director for U.S. Congressman Albio Sires
  • Dave Krolak, Master of Ceremonies
  • Janis Calella, President, Save Ellis Island

The event will be held on Ellis Island at the Flagpole Area, Jersey City, NJ 07305. Ferries will be available for transport and will be leaving from Liberty State Park, NJ, and Battery Park, NYC. Ferry fees still apply for all attendees. (Continued below.)

Coin Forum

After the ceremony, the United States Mint will host a coin forum at 12:30 p.m. (ET), at the Ellis Island Flagpole Area. The coin forum is an opportunity for the public to learn about upcoming coin programs and initiatives, and express their views about future coinage.About the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program is a 12-year initiative that honors 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 of the America the Beautiful Quarters. The Mint is issuing these quarters in the order in which the national sites were officially established.

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  1. JSM says

    Does anyone know if there will be an increase in numismatic gold tomorrow if the fix is over 1300? Thanks.

  2. Jerry Diekmann says

    OT – with all the success of the play “Hamilton”, and this being the 225th year of the US Mint, and Alexander Hamilton, who proposed the mint and our decimal system of coinage, why has there been no effort to commemorate this great founding father? Hamilton has NEVER been shown on any U.S. coin, and I think that is a real oversight on Congress and the Mint to not commemorate him on a coin. If we’re going to have another JFK coin in 2020 , why not a bill for a silver dollar for Hamilton in one of the upcoming years. Congress and the Mint don’t seem to care about actually commemorating anyone or anything on what would be a commemorative year, so the sooner the better for this well deserving patriot and founding father. Someone with connections in the numismatic community should ask Congress to introduce a bill honoring Hamilton.

  3. KEITHSTER says

    WTF Just when you thought it was over? Earthling you been talking to the Mint again? Seems your APE IS NOW ON BACKORDER? So either they are going to punch out the rest or just us. Must need the rest for the cherry picker or LC as they are out but so is the ad! So maybe it’s to get the list for leftovers? Well Good Luck”>”<

  4. earthling says

    Hey yeah I was seeing those APE’S hanging there again. Its enough to make you wonder. Maybe one day soon they’ll offer all the Coins from whenever that are still piled up somewhere. Any leftover 1913 V Nickels still hiding in a desk drawer anywhere. All they need is one … in about an MS68 ” Last One Sold” Holder.

    How about some 2009 Proof Silver Eagles? A bit more realistic than the 1913 Nickel but along the same lines.

  5. Ross Johnson says

    Oh, say, can you see,
    near by Liberty’s light,
    What a one armed boy holds,
    that he’s gallently waving,

    Whose broad stripes and blank square,
    seem amiss at first sight,
    O’er the coin our eyes strain,
    but no stars are there gleaming,

    But the artists suggest,
    that less detail is best,
    Yet I wish and declare,
    that our flag was still there!

    Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave?
    O’er the coin it’s not to be,
    so this one I won’t save!

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