Quarter Honoring Hot Springs National Park Unleashed Today

Zoie Clift


The U.S. quarter featuring Hot Springs National Park has officially been released. The ceremony
took place in front of the park’s administration building in downtown Hot
Springs today and presenters included U.S. Mint Director Edmund Moy, Hot Springs
National Park Superintendent Josie Fernandez and National Park Service Midwest
Regional Office Director Ernie Quintana.
The quarter is part of the America the
Beautiful Quarter Program and is the first to be released. As part
of the program, the U.S. Mint is scheduled to issue 56 quarter dollar coins
featuring designs of national parks and sites.  
The design for the Hot Springs National Park quarter depicts the door of park’s headquarters building ( which was completed in 1936 in the Spanish colonial revival style) with a fountain in the foreground. Each year five new designs will be unveiled. The coins are
being issued in the order in which each site was first established as a
national site. Hot Springs National Park was the first land set aside by the
federal government when it was established as a reservation in 1832. According
to park officials, around 2500 people were at today’s ceremony. The photo of the ceremony comes care of Gail


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