launch ceremonies for the 2014 Everglades National Park quarter dollar
are being scheduled for Dec. 4.
spokesperson Linda Friar said the ceremony will likely be held in
Homestead, Fla., but complete plans have not been formulated. A coin
collectors forum for collectors and the general public to meet with
U.S. Mint officials is being considered for the evening before the
Everglades National Park quarter dollar is scheduled to be released
into general circulation Nov. 3, the same day the U.S. Mint begins
sales of the coins in bags and rolls as numismatic products.
by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program Artist Joel Iskowitz and
sculptured by U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Joseph F. Menna, the
quarter dollar's reverse design features an anhinga with outstretched
wings on a willow tree with a roseate spoonbill visible in the mid-ground.
coin will be the 25th of 56 coins to be issued under the America's Beautiful Quarters Program which began
in 2010. One quarter is being issued for a national park or historic
site in each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, and the five U.S.
territories — Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S.
Virgin Islands and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.