Collectors will get their first in-person look at the 2017 Effigy
Mounds National Monument quarter dollar during the coin’s
official U.S. Mint launch ceremony in February in Iowa.
The launch ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Central Time Feb. 7 at
the Allamakee Community School District High School Gym, 1059 Third
Ave. N.W., in Waukon.
The ceremony, to include remarks from Philadelphia Mint Plant
Manager J. Marc Landry and local representatives, will be followed by
a coin exchange.
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During the coin exchange, attendees will be able to exchange change
for 40-coin, $10 face-value rolls of circulation-quality Uncirculated
2017-D Effigy Mounds National Monument quarter dollars. Kerndt Brothers Saving Bank in Waukon is
sponsing the coin exchange.
Schoolchildren attending the event will receive an example of one of
the new quarter dollars free.
The evening before the quarter dollar launch, the U.S. Mint will
host a coin forum during which Mint representatives will inform
attendees on current and future coin programs and receive feedback
The forum is scheduled to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CT
Feb. 6, at the Effigy Mounds National Monument Visitor Center, 151
Highway 76, in Harpers Ferry.
The quarter dollar will be released into general circulation through
the Federal Reserve on Feb. 6.
The reverse of the coin — the 36th of 56 coins to be issued under
the America the Beautiful Quarters Program — was designed by U.S. Mint
Artistic Infusion Program artist Richard Masters and sculptured by
U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Renata Gordon.
The design illustrates an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group.