April 11 launch ceremony for Cumberland Gap National Historical Park quarter dollar

$10 rolls of 40 coins available in exchange for cash
By , U.S. Mint
Published : 03/31/16
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Press release from the U.S. Mint:

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter Launch Ceremony Set for April 11

Local school kids will take charge of the ceremony welcoming the 32nd America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin.

WHAT: Join the fun, Monday, April 11, 2016, when two Middlesboro Elementary School fourth-grade students take the helm at the United States Mint launch ceremony for the America the Beautiful Quarters coin honoring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The event starts at 11 a.m. at the park’s visitor center on Pinnacle Road in Middlesboro, Ky. Event highlights include an en masse swearing in of more than 2,200 junior rangers. The free event will conclude with a coin exchange, where the public can trade cash for $10 rolls of newly minted Cumberland Gap National Historical Park quarters.


  • U.S. Representative Hal Rogers
  • National Park Service (NPS) Deputy Director Peggy O’Dell
  • NPS Director, Southeast Region, Stan Austin
  • United States Mint at Philadelphia Plant Manager Marc Landry
  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Superintendent Sula Jacobs
  • Middlesboro Elementary School student Hattie Landen (master of ceremonies)
  • Middlesboro Elementary School student Makaya Patterson (master of ceremonies)


  • U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell
  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul
  • U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
  • NPS Director Jon Jarvis
  • Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin

WHEN: 11 a.m. ET, Monday, April 11, 2016

WHERE: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Visitor Center, Pinnacle Rd., Middlesboro, KY 40965

Coin Forum

The United States Mint will host a coin forum the afternoon before the launch ceremony — 3 to 4 p.m. ET Sunday, April 10 — at the C.V. Whitney Convention Center in Pine Mountain State Resort Park at 1050 State Park Road in Pineville, Ky.

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