New Arches N.P. quarter to be released June 6
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The new Arches National Park Quarter featuring an image of Delicate Arch will be officially released on Friday, June 6, at a ceremony at the park’s visitor center. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Mint
The new Arches National Park Quarter featuring an image of Delicate Arch will be officially released on Friday, June 6, at a ceremony at the park’s visitor center. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Mint
Arches National Park is the latest national site to be commemorated through the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The Arches quarter, which features an image of Delicate Arch on the back of the coin, will be unveiled during a public ceremony at the park’s visitor center on Friday, June 6 at 9 a.m.

Speakers at the ceremony are expected to include Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Moab Mayor Dave Sakrison. The free event will also feature a coin exchange allowing the public to purchase $10 rolls of the new Arches National Park quarter.

Shuttle buses will transport visitors to and from the event. Shuttle service will begin at 7:15 a.m. from the Helen M. Knight Elementary School in Moab, with the last shuttle departing at 8:15 a.m., according to a news release from the United States Mint. Visitor center parking is expected to fill quickly and carpooling is encouraged, so use of the shuttle is “highly recommended,” park officials said.

Access to the Arches Visitor Center will be restricted that morning to individuals needing to pick up their Fiery Furnace tickets and permits. Rangers are encouraging visitors to pick up tickets and permits the day before to avoid possible crowds associated with this special event.

On Thursday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m., the U.S. Mint will host a coin forum at the Zions Bank community room, 330 S. Main St., in Moab. The forum will offer members of the public an opportunity to express their views about future coinage and learn about upcoming U.S. Mint coin programs and initiatives.

The Arches National Park quarter is the 23rd coin in the America the Beautiful series, a 12-year initiative authorized by Congress to honor 56 national parks and other national sites.

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