The following information was provided to Coin World by a
U.S. Mint "Note to Editors." It addresses the Feb. 9 coin
forum Mint officials held in Beatrice, Neb., on the eve of the 2015
Homestead National Monument of America quarter launch ceremony.
Last night’s Coin Forum at the Homestead National Monument of
America Education Center drew 116 coin collectors, with musical
entertainment and refreshments, including cookies with the coin image
hand drawn in icing, compliments of the local Friends Group.
Area coin club members were on hand, including Mitch Ernst,
President of the Nebraska Numismatic Association. The topics of
- The Homestead quarter’s design selection process;
- Homestead artist involvement/site visit for resource
- Top selling Mint products;
- How to get America the Beautiful
- Why the release date for rolls of the Homestead
quarter is several weeks away;
- New product inquiries,
including questions about reverse proof products, and potential
offerings at the upcoming American Numismatic Association summer
- and the commemorative coin program.
In addition, the Education Center featured many Homestead quarter
displays, including framed images of the candidate designs reviewed by
the advisory committees [Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and Commission of Fine
Arts] and a wood carving of the chosen design.
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