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New quarter pays homage to a Kansas landmark


November 27, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Flint Hills of Kansas are all abuzz over a new coin that pays homage to the state's Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the U.S. Mint this month released the 55th installment in its America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The flip side offers a skyward view of the prairie, native Big Bluestem and Indian grasses as well as a Regal Fritillary butterfly. The inscriptions include "Tallgrass Prairie," "Kansas" and the release year.

Heather Brown, chief of interpretation and visitors services for the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, s...

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