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Gaithersburg Coins Ready for Collectors (VIDEO)

The city of Gaithersburg just got in 10,000 commemorative coins that should have arrived  in time for the Annual Labor Day parade held on Monday.

According to Michele Potter, director of Parks, Recreation and Culture for the city, the coins did not arrive in time for city leaders to toss them to the crowd along the parade route, a city tradition.

The blue coins arrived Tuesday, the day after the parade, despite the order for them being placed in July.

The coins cost the city $3,019, but the company is discounting the order by nearly half or $1,509, Potter said.

Residents will be able to pick up the commemorative coins at some city facilities including City Hall, the Activity Center at Bohrer ParkCasey Community Center, the Gaithersburg Community MuseumKentlands Mansion, and the Arts Barn. Coins will also be distributed during Oktoberfest at the Kentlands on Oct. 12, and small quantities can be mailed upon request. Parade participants will be contacted and offered coins.

 The City has featured the collectible coins in the parade since 1972, when former City Manager Sanford Daily attended Mardi Gras and brought back the idea.

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UPDATED, Sept 2, 4 p.m. – The city of Gaithersburg just got in 10,000 commemorative coins that should have arrived  in time for the Annual Labor Day parade held on Monday. According to Michele Potter, director of Parks, Recreation and Culture for the city, the coins did not arrive in time for city leaders to […]

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Krista Brick

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Krista Brick is a multi-media journalist with Montgomery Community Media.

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