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Delaware's Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge Gets Its Own Quarter

The U.S. Mint is honoring a national wildlife refuge in Delaware with a new coin.

Officials from the Mint and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service launched the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge quarter at a ceremony Friday at the refuge visitor center Smyrna.

Members of Delaware's congressional delegation were on hand, along with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, and former Delaware Congressman Michael Castle.

Castle is the sponsor of the legislation that created the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

The Bombay Hook quarter is the 29th release in the program, a 12-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites.

Learn more about Bombay Hook.

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