The U.S. Mint’s official launch ceremony for the 2013 Mount
Rushmore National Memorial quarter dollar is scheduled for Nov. 6 at
Custer High School/Middle School Theater in Custer, S.D.
The 10 a.m. Mountain Time ceremony for the 20th coin in the
America the Beautiful Quarters Program is two days after its release
into general circulation.
Custer High School/Middle School Theater is located at 1645
Wildcat Lane in Custer.
Following the ceremony, First Interstate Bank in Custer will be in
charge of the coin exchange, where cash can be exchanged for $10 face
rolls of the 2013-D quarter dollars struck at the Denver Mint.
At 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time Nov. 5, U.S. Mint officials will
conduct a coin forum to brief collectors on current and future coin
programs, receive input and field questions.
The coin forum will be held at Mount Rushmore National Memorial —
Carver’s Café, 13000 Highway 244, in Keystone, S.D.
The reverse of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter dollar
was designed and sculptured by U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Joseph F. Menna.
Menna’s design was inspired by photos of men adding the final
details to Thomas Jefferson’s face. The depiction offers a unique and
educational perspective on how Mount Rushmore was created and
sculptured, according to Mint officials.
Sales by the United States Mint of bags and rolls of the
Philadelphia Mint, Denver Mint and San Francisco Mint in several
options will begin in November. The Mint’s product schedule does not
feature specific release dates at this time.
Also scheduled to go on sale at some time in November are the
silver 5-ounce bullion and collector versions of the coin, and a
three-coin set of the coins.
The coin is already in multiple annual Mint products, in Proof and
The coin options can be ordered through the U.S. Mint via its
website at www.usmint.gov or by
telephone to the order line at 800-872-6468.
The Mount Rushmore National Memorial was recognized by
congressional statute (43 Stat. 1214) on March 3, 1925. ■