The official launch ceremony for the 2015 Bombay
Hook National Wildlife Refuge quarter dollar is set for 10 a.m.
Eastern Time Sept. 18 in Smyrna, Del.
The event will be held at the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Visitor Center at 2591 Whitehall Neck Road.
Immediately following the ceremony, a coin exchange will be
conducted during which the public may exchange cash for $10 face
value, 40-coin rolls of Uncirculated circulation-quality coins. There
is a one-roll minumum and 10-roll maximum.
From 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the same site as the coin launch, the
U.S. Mint will
host a collector forum to receive feedback from collectors and share
information on Mint products and programs.
The Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge quarter dollar is to be
released into general circulation through the Federal Reserve Banks
and member banks starting Sept. 14.
The Bombay Hook coin is the 29th of 56 coins to be issued under the
America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The
coin's reverse was designed by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program Artist Joel Iskowitz and sculptured by U.S. Mint
Medallic Sculptor Phebe Hemphill.
The design features a great blue heron in the foreground and a great
egret in the background.