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The second America the Beautiful quarter design for 2011 honoring Glacier National Park was introduced formally April 13 at a special ceremony in Columbia Falls, Mont., High School attended by an estimated 1,000 people.
“The Glacier National Park quarter will connect America to the wonder, grandeur and beauty of one of the nation’s most awe-inspiring natural treasures,” said B.B. Craig, U.S. Mint associate director for sales and marketing.
He was joined in the ceremony by Park Superintendent Chas Cartwright, who helped pass out free examples of the new quarter to children in attendance.
After the ceremony adults exchanged folding money for coins at face value and some $16,000 in quarters were dispensed this way.
Two-roll sets of the quarters can be purchased for $39.95 from the U.S. Mint’s website at www.usmint.gov. All orders must include a $4.95 handling charge.