This video covers portions of the release ceremony that revealed for the first time the designs for the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters.
"Through America the Beautiful Quarters coins, we will be transported to national parks, forests and wildlife refuges, part of a vast public land legacy belonging to all Americans-natural and cultural treasures protected for our recreation, relaxation, education, inspiration and transformation," U.S. Mint Director Moy said at the event on March 24, 2010 at the Newseum Museum in Washington, DC.
The 2010 quarters are the first from the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which will feature 56 new coins designs from 2010-2021 that honor National Parks and other National sites in each state, the District of Columbia and United States Territories.
Up for honors this year is Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Yosemite National Park in California, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon.
Mr. Moy was joined by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, Congressman Mike Castle and Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment Harris Sherman.
Congress passed the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, which authorized the series. The act was introduced on June 4, 2008, by Rep. Mike Castle.
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