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U.S. Mint Unveils Rushmore Coin In Custer

November 8, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins, Young Collectors

November 6, 2013,  by Kevin Woster (http://www.keloland.com)

CUSTER, S.D. – It was a celebration of commemorative coins, and of South Dakota’s best-known landmark.

The two combined to pack the armory in Custer today for the launch of a coin honoring Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

“It’s very exciting,” said memorial Superintendent Cheryl Schreier. “And what an honor that this time around with the America the Beautiful Quarter Program, that we were selected to be one of the 56 quarters.”

Schrier said the release of the new coing will make a well-known national memorial even more prominent, since the coins will be a reminder of Mount Rushmore to people who use them.

The program by the U.S. Mint depicts a national park in each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. Gov. Dennis Daugaard picked Mount Rushmore as the national park that best represents South Dakota. And it was a popular choice, as Mint officials exchanged 15,000 Rushmore coins for cash during a swap at the amory.

Children got a free coin to inspired to them to learn about the U.S. Mint and coin collecting, and about featured parks. Mint official David Croft said the Rushmore quarter has educational benefits as well as value as a collector’s item and legal tender.

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