Moab, Utah, USA, – A new America the Beautiful coin comes out June 9, 2014. Together Arches National Park staff, Moab leaders, Moab community members, curious park visitors, and representatives from the U.S. Mint convene at the park Visitor Center on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 9 AM to commemorate a new America the Beautiful coin depicting Delicate Arch.
Delicate Arch is an icon for the entire state of Utah. It is featured on Utah state license plates. Delicate Arch dapples Utah state tourism marketing and is found on billboards along the interstate to welcome travelers across the border into Utah. Frequently, a visitor that blogs about travel, will include an image of Delicate Arch when journaling about a visit to Arches National Park.
Collector coin sets can be purchased, as well as, bags of 100 rolled coins starting June 9, 2014. It happens that the 50th Anniversary of Canyonlands National Park takes place in 2014. 2014 would be an ideal year to mint a Canyonlands coin. However, Arches saw 1,082,866 visitors in 2013. Canyonlands had much fewer visitors 462,242 in 2013. So Arches National Park is obviously more popular. Both parks can be accessed from one destination: Moab Utah.
The new quarter is the 23rd coin in a 56 coin series. The series began production in 2010. The Arches National Park quarter will be available for circulation on June 9th. Find more information on the U.S. Mint website. The U.S. Mint produced the 50 States series first. It was a success. The America the Beautiful coins are next in the program and will be as delightfully collectible as the 50 States series.