Hawaii Volcanoes Park quarter to be celebrated, Aug. 29

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HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: The public is invited to be part of a United States Mint ceremonially release of a new Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park quarter at the park’s Kahua Hula on Wednesday, August 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The new quarter is part of the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The coin features an engraved image of an eruption on Kilauea’s East Rift Zone on its tails side and inscriptions that read HAWAI‘I VOLCANOES, HAWAII 2012 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. It was designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers.

From the National Park Service media release:

“This highly collectible quarter is a significant milestone for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, for the residents of Hawai‘i, and for the Hawai‘i Island destination. Now everyone carry a reminder of Hawai‘i’s first World Heritage Site in their pocket,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando.

County of Hawai‘i Tourism Specialist Stephanie Donoho will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and representatives from the United States Mint, the Governor’s office, and the State Delegation will participate.

The ceremony will take place at the park’s Kahua Hula, south of Kīlauea Visitor Center, on Crater Rim Drive. The event is free, but park entrance fees apply.

The Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ quarter is the fourth quarter to be launched in 2012, and the 14th in a series of 56 circulating America the Beautiful Quarters.

Also, the HFS Federal Credit Union will provide $10 rolls of the commemorative quarters for exchange.

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