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Samoan fruit bats will be featured on quarters released by the U.S Mint next month
10:01 pm GMT+12, 19/01/2020, American Samoa

The United States Mint has released the final designs for the America the Beautiful Quarters programme, and one of the designs depicts a Samoan fruit bat hanging in a tree with her pup.

The quarter was designed by Richard Masters, and Phebe Hemphill was the sculptor, according to the U.S Mint. It is being released to honour the National Park of American Samoa.

The design of the quarter is being used to raise awareness to the threatened status of Samoan fruit bats due to habitat loss and commercial hunting, according to the U.S Mint. Samoan fruit bats are native to the National
Park of American Samoa.

Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, it is one of the most remote parks in the U.S National Park System, the U.S Mint says.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Programme was started in 2010 by the U.S Mint. Every year, 56 quarter-dollar coins featuring designs depicting national parks and other national sites are released.

SOURCE: CNN/PACNEWS
 


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