Official launch ceremonies by the U.S. Mint for the 2015
Homestead National Monument of America quarter dollar are
scheduled for Feb. 10 in Beatrice, Neb.
The ceremonies come the day after the coin is released into general
circulation. Feb. 9 is also the day the Mint initiates sales in bags
and rolls of circulation-quality versions of the copper-nickel clad
quarter dollars in numismatic product options.
The 2015 Homestead National Monument of America quarter
dollar reflects the 26th of 56 quarter dollars to be issued under the
America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The program, which started in
2010, calls for the issuance of one quarter dollar representing a
national park or historic site in each of the 50 states, the District
of Columbia and the five U.S. territories.
The quarter launch ceremony Feb. 10 is set for 10 a.m. Central Time
at Beatrice High School, 600 Orange Blvd., in Beatrice, Neb. The
ceremony will be followed by a quarter dollar exchange in which
collectoes and the general public will be able to exchange cash for
40-coin, $10 face value rolls of Uncirculated circulation-quality 2015
Homestead National Monument of America quarter dollars.
The Indian Creek Mall Branch in Beatrice of the First
National Bank of Omaha is sponsoring the coin exchange. An open
house and continuation of the coin exchange is set to run from 1 to 4
p.m. at the monument, located at 8523 West State Highway 4, in Beatrice.
The quarter dollar will also be featured Feb. 10 in Lincoln, Neb.,
during the basketball game between the University of Nebraska and the
University of Wisconsin.
On Feb. 9, Mint officials are scheduled to conduct a coin forum to
outline coin programs and initiatives to those in attendance and
receive public feedback. The coin forum is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Central Time at the Homestead National Monument of America Education
Center, 8523 West State Highway 4, in Beatrice.
The design for the reverse of the Homestead National Monument of
America quarter dollar features the three fundamentals of survival
common to all homesteaders: food, shelter and water. The reverse was
designed by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Ronald D. Sanders and scultpured by U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Jim Licaretz.