A big celebration is planned for the launch of the Nebraska state quarter on April 7.
Scheduled to attend are Gov. Dave Heineman and U.S. Mint Acting Director Dave Lebryk. An actor playing Buffalo Bill Cody will be on hand, along with Matthew ?Sitting Bear? Jones, the Scarlet & Cream Singers, the Lincoln High School Symphonic Band and the Lincoln Boys Choir.
Festivities start at 10 a.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln. Afterward, there will be a quarter exchange where people may purchase $10 rolls of Nebraska quarters. Each child at the launch will receive a new Nebraska quarter.
The night before the launch, on April 6, Lebryk will host a Coin Collectors Forum at the Bennett Martin Public Library in Lincoln.