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Details of Adams $1 launch ceremony revealed

The United States Mint will launch the new John Adams Presidential $1 Coin from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 in Adams? hometown of Quincy, MA.

The new Presidential $1 Coin is the first United States coin in history to honor Adams. John Adams was the nation?s second President, so his coin is the second in the Presidential $1 Coin series. The new coin program was inaugurated February 15, 2007 with the George Washington $1 Coin.

The ceremonial launch of the John Adams $1 Coin will also feature:

? A John Adams historical interpreter to greet commuters

? Family descendants of President John Adams and local officials

? A coin exchange in which the public may exchange cash for new John Adams $1 Coins.

? United States Mint Director Edmund C. Moy spending the ?first? John Adams $1 Coin in Quincy

The event will be held at the Quincy Center ?T? Stop 1300 Hancock St. (east of Adams St./Hancock St. intersection), Quincy, MA 02169-5112..

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