The following is a Press Release from the United States Mint on their cancellation of the launch event and coin forum for the upcoming Weir Farm America the Beautiful Quarter. The event had been scheduled to take place April 6-7, 2020 at the site in Connecticut. The cancellation is due to the state’s continuing efforts to stop the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) has signed an executive order banning all gatherings of more than 250 people. Additionally, many school systems in Connecticut have announced closures.
In light of this, the United States Mint, in consultation with the National Park Service, has decided to cancel the Weir Farm National Historic Site 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters® Launch and Coin Forum events that were scheduled for April 6 & 7, 2020. This preventive action is being taken in the interest of the health and well-being of employees, visitors, volunteers, and partners.
We remain hopeful that once the public health crisis has passed and restrictions on large gatherings have been lifted, the Mint and National Park Service will be able to coordinate with stakeholders in Connecticut in identifying a suitable date later this year to hold a coin forum and launch event.
The 2020 America the Beautiful Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter will be released into circulation as planned on April 6, 2020. Bags and rolls of Weir Farm National Historic Site quarters will be available on the U.S. Mint’s website at www.catalog.usmint.gov.
We regret the inconvenience this may cause. Weir Farm National Historic Site and the United States Mint will share information on any future planned activities related to the quarter via press release, park website, email mailing list, and social media platforms.