The official launch ceremony and coin exchange for the 2015 Kisatchie National Forest quarter dollar
will be held April 22 in Alexandria, La.
The 10 a.m. ceremony, followed by the coin exchange, will be held at
the Alexandria Riverfront Center, 707 Main St., in
Alexandria. Following the ceremony, collectors and the general public
will be able to exchange cash for $10 rolls of the circulation-quality coins.
The minimum exchange will be for one 40-coin, $10 face value roll,
and the maximum exchange will be 10 rolls.
The night before, from 6 to 7 p.m. Central Time April 21, U.S. Mint officials
will be hosting a coin forum at the Kent Plantation
House, 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, in Alexandria.
The coin's reverse, designed by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program Artist Susan Gamble and sculptured by U.S. Mint
Medallic Sculptor Joseph F. Menna, depicts a wild turkey in flight
over bluestem grass, with longleaf pine in the background.
Gamble passed away Jan. 14 at age 57.
The 2015 Kisatchie National Forest quarter dollar will be the 27th
of 56 quarter dollars to be released under the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The Kisatchie National Forest quarter dollars will be released into
general circulation through the Federal Reserve on April 13.
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