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Kids of all ages gather for quarter

It was standing room only in Mather Elementary School Auditorium for the Pictured Rocks quarter launch Feb. 7 in Munising, Mich.

Schoolchildren attending the Feb. 7 launch ceremony for new Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore quarters eagerly awaited their free coins being distributed by Marc Landry (far right), Acting Associate Director of the Numismatic & Bullion Directorate, United States Mint. (U.S. Mint photo by Jill Westeyn)

With 950 in attendance, including almost 500 schoolchildren, demand for the new quarter was heavy. Some $16,000 in quarters was traded for folding money at face value.

Children receive free examples.

Along with Landry (center), Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Superintendent David Horne (left) and Deputy Director, Office of External Relations, Department of the Interior, Tim Williams (right) participated in the ceremonial coin pour. (U.S. Mint photo by Debbie Dawson)

“This new coin not only reflects one of the many unique features of the longest freshwater coastline in the United States, but also the breathtaking natural beauty of the state,” said Marc Landry, a Michigan native and Acting Associate Director of the Mint’s Numismatic and Bullion Directorate.

 

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