The U.S. Mint continues to do a great marketing job for the circulating commemorative quarter series. The latest launch ceremony
took place this week at Everglades National Park. -Editor
On Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, the National Park Service and United States Mint officially
introduced Everglades National Park Quarters to a crowd of over 1,000 people.
Thursday’s event took place near the national park in Florida which is depicted on the coin’s reverse.
"A vast mosaic of habitats that protects a thousand plant and bird species, Everglades National Park is the perfect choice to represent
Florida in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program," said Beverly Ortega Babers, United States Mint Chief Administrative Officer.
Babers and other officials later handed out Everglades National Park quarters to about
700 schoolchildren who attended the ceremony.
Following the event, attendees swapped cash for $10 rolls of the new coin. $21,000 in quarters were exchanged.
Designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Joseph Menna, the coin depicts an anhinga with outstretched wings
on a willow tree with a roseate spoonbill in the mid-ground.
I really like this design! It one of the best depictions of wildlife on a coin that I've ever seen. The design is clean, natural
and balanced. I passed a draft of this article on to the designer. -Editor
Joel Iskowitz writes:
I really appreciate your kind words about my design for the Everglades ATB Quarter Dollar. I bought the 5oz version and Joe Menna's sculpt
makes it look like an art medal at that scale with a substantial sense of relief.
To read the complete article, see:
Everglades National Park Quarter Ceremony
Wayne Homren, Editor
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