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Thousands of new quarter dollar coins struck in honor of Mount Hood National Forest will be released during a ceremony in nearby Portland, Ore., Nov. 17.
The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time at the World Forestry Center.
The ceremony will include a coin exchange at which members of the public may swap their currency for $10 rolls of Mount Hood National Forest quarters at face value. Children 18 years old and younger will receive a free quarter to commemorate the event. Those unable to attend will be able to view a live broadcast of the ceremony at www.americathebeautifulquarters.gov.
The United States Mint will host a coin forum Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. PT at Cheatham Hall, World Forestry Center. It will give collectors and others an opportunity to meet with United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart and discuss the future of the nation’s coinage.
Additional information about the America the Beautiful Quarters Program can be found at: www.americathebeautifulquarters.gov.