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Public Invited to Participate in Jamestown 2007 Commemorative Coin Development

 

Date: December 2, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ross Richardson

Phone: (757) 253-4973
Email: Ross.Richardson@jyf.virginia.gov

 

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The design phase for Jamestown commemorative coins is underway, and the public is invited to participate. The U.S. Mint will be issuing a set of Jamestown commemorative coins to honor the 400th anniversary of Jamestown in 2007, and Mint designers are seeking suggestions on topics to feature on the coins.

 

Individuals may participate by choosing one or more topics to be depicted such as "Virginia Indians," "the first elected assembly" or "the Jamestown Church." They should then write a narrative of not less than 500 words and not more than 750 words describing this topic and submit it by email with "Coin Design" in the subject line to jamestown2007@jyf.virginia.gov. Narratives may also be submitted by mail to Commemorative Coin, Jamestown 2007, 410 West Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185. The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2005. Narratives selected by the Mint will be used by its designers to create graphic concepts for the coins. No incentives for participation are being offered.

 

The commemorative coin set will be sold throughout 2007. The set's $5 gold coin and $1 silver coin will feature different graphic designs. Proceeds from sales of the coins will benefit the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the National Park Service and APVA-Preservation Virginia.

 

Jamestown 2007, a sub-agency of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, is coordinating efforts to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. State, national and international commemorative events begin in May 2006 and continue into 2008.

 

For more information about the Jamestown 2007 Commemorative Coin, click here -http://www.jamestown2007.org/)

 

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