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Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Vicksburg park featured on new quarter

Vicksburg National Military Park will be featured on the next commemorative quarter honoring national parks and will be unveiled at the Mississippi site on Aug. 30 at 9:30 a.m. according to a press release from the United States Mint.
The new quarter. (Courtesy U. S. Mint)

It is the ninth of the planned 56 coins in the America Beautiful Quarters Program featuring national parks and historic places.

The ceremony will take place at the USS Cairo gunboat and museum, an outdoor display of the reconstructed iron clad gunboat that, like six others, was named for towns along the Mississippi River. The museum is housed below ground near the boat.

Following the ceremony, the new quarters will be available for sale in $10 rolls.


By Linda Wheeler  |  02:54 PM ET, 08/23/2011

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