An article in the Olean Times Herald of Olean, NY features a follow-up with Barbara Fox, designer of the new Saratoga National
Historical Park quarter, following the coin's official launch ceremony earlier this week (November 17, 2015). -Editor
U.S. Mint official Ron Harrigal presented Bracewell with a framed set of Saratoga quarters, one each from the Philadelphia and Denver
mints. Together, they took part in a commemorative “coin pour,” dumping hundreds of the new quarters into a black metal pot on the high school
auditorium’s stage. Free quarters were given to all Schuylerville students 18 and under.
Fox told The Saratogian how the latest coin is one of 17 she has designed for the U.S. Mint, including two more for the America
the Beautiful series, which show Glacier and Acadia national parks in Montana and Maine, respectively.
“I wish I’d been chosen for the Hawaii coin,” she told the newspaper. “I’d love to go there.”
I haven't comes across another local newspaper article on the event, but the U.S. Mint's press release has some basic
information, and the Mint's Flickr photo collection is stunning. Just LOOK at those crowds! Critics of the Mint should pause for a
moment to realize just how successful these programs are with the general public. In the first photo, Artistic Infusion Program artist
Barbara Fox stands to be recognized for her design. -Editor
Hundreds of schoolchildren were on hand, with several of them participating in the ceremony which was live-streamed to the public.
Additional event participants included Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Barbara Fox, designer of the coin's reverse; Saratoga National
Historical Park Superintendent Amy Bracewell; Park Ranger and Historian Eric Schnitzer; and Matt Scollin, regional director for U.S. Representative
Event attendees were among the first in the Nation to get newly minted Saratoga National Historical Park quarters during the coin
exchange held after the ceremony. Collectible bags and rolls of circulating quality Saratoga National Historical Park quarters will be
available for purchase from the Mint starting on Nov. 30 at noon Eastern Time.
Saratoga quarter launch audience
Saratoga quarter launch stage
Saratoga National Historical Park Superintendent Amy Bracewell
and United States Mint Acting Quality Manager Ron Harrigal
Saratoga quarter coin bucket
To read the complete article, see:
State and Union: Little Valley artist's coin design released this week
To read the complete U.S. Mint press release, see: United States
Mint Launches Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter (www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=press_release&id=1730)
To view the Mint's Saratoga Quarter launch photo archive, see: Saratoga National Historical Park quart...
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
ARTICLE FEATURES SARATOGA QUARTER DESIGNER BARBARA FOX
Wayne Homren, Editor
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