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United States Mint and National Park Service to Launch America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin Honoring Ellis Island on Aug. 30

WHAT: The public and the media are invited to the ceremony to mark the release of the Ellis Island quarter, the 39th coin in the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

The event includes a coin exchange of $10 rolls of newly-minted Ellis Island quarters after the ceremony. Barbara Fox, designer of the quarter’s reverse, will be available for interviews before the ceremony.

WHO:

  • Todd Baldau, Senior Advisor, United States Mint
  • John Hnedak, Deputy Superintendent, Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
  • Zach McCue, Projects Director for U.S. Senator Cory Booker
  • Erica Daughtrey, Communications Director for U.S. Congressman Albio Sires
  • Dave Krolak, Master of Ceremonies
  • Janis Calella, President, Save Ellis Island

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, 11 a.m. ET

WHERE:

Ellis Island
Flagpole Area
Jersey City, NJ 07305
(Ferries leave from Liberty State Park, NJ or Battery Park, NYC. Ferry fee applies.)

COIN FORUM

After the ceremony, the United States Mint will host a coin forum 12:30 p.m. (ET), at the Ellis Island Flagpole Area. The coin forum is an opportunity for the public to learn about upcoming coin programs and initiatives, and express their views about future coinage.

The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program, a 12-year initiative that honors 56 national parks and other national sites authorized by Public Law 110-456. Each year, the public will see five new national sites depicted on the reverses (tails sides) of the America the Beautiful Quarters. The United States Mint is issuing these quarters in the order in which the national sites were officially established.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri Featured on Latest United States Mint Quarter

EMINENCE, MO – Representatives of the United States Mint (Mint) and the National Park Service today celebrated the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin honoring Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri.

The quarter’s reverse design depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was used to convert wheat into flour. Much of the original milling equipment is still in place, and visitors to the park can tour the mill.

“Vital to the community here a century ago, the mill stands as a tribute to our ability to harness the power of the environment and reminds us of a way of life heavily shaped by the remote and rugged landscape in which it endured,” Mint Senior Advisor Michele Satchell told onlookers.

Satchell shared the stage with former NASA astronaut Tom Akers, who served as master of ceremonies of the event, while the Baker Family, an award-winning bluegrass band from South Central Missouri, entertained the crowd. Other speakers included Congressman Jason Smith; Patricia Trap, Deputy Regional Director for the National Park Service; Paul Fitzwater, Missouri State Representative, who represented Governor Eric Greitens; Larry Johnson, Superintendent of Ozark National Scenic Riverways; David Stokely, District Director, SW and South Central Missouri, who represented Senator Claire McCaskill; and Caroline Yielding, Field Representative for Southeast Missouri, who represented Senator Roy Blunt. The quarter’s designer Ron Sanders, an artist in the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program, was also on hand.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system. The site encompasses 80,785 acres of unique natural resources, including a world-class spring system that is unparalleled in North America, more than 400 caves, and other special geologic features.

The quarter struck in honor of Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the 38th release in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, a 12-year initiative that honors 56 national parks and other national sites authorized by Public Law 110-456. Each year, the public will see five new national sites depicted on the reverses (tails sides) of the America the Beautiful Quarters. The United States Mint is issuing these quarters in the order in which the national sites were officially established.

Products containing Ozark National Scenic Riverways quarters are available for purchase directly from the United States Mint’s online catalog (www.catalog.usmint.gov).

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2017 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Ozark National Scenic
Riverways Rolls and Bags
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Collect the third quarter to be issued in 2017 and the 38th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. Ozark National Scenic Riverways was established to protect 134 miles of Current and Jacks Fork Rivers in the Ozark Highlands of southeastern Missouri. The park encompasses 80,785 acres of unique natural resources, including a world-class spring system that is unparalleled in North America, more than 400 caves, and other special geologic features.

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Vapor Blasted Effigy Mounds 5 oz. coins graded by NGC and PCGS available now!

Vapor Blasted Effigy Mounds ATBs

Continue your collection with the newest release!

As the U.S. Mint’s latest release in their popular America the Beautiful coin series, Effigy Mounds 5 oz. silver coins, have already been added to many people’s collections.

2017-P 25c 5 oz. Specimen Silver America the Beautiful – Effigy Mounds NGC SP70 First Releases

For those who have been waiting for the release of Effigy Mounds Specimen 5 oz. silver coins, the wait is over!

To meet the demand of their many customers who devoutly collect the ATB series, ModernCoinMart (MCM) is offering Specimen Effigy Mounds coins that have been graded by both the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) to be in SP69 and SP70 condition.

Certified coins are available with designations such as First Releases, Early Releases, and First Strike with popular labels such as our Flag and John Mercanti-signed labels.

2017-P 25c 5 oz. Specimen Silver America the Beautiful – Effigy Mounds PCGS SP70 First Strike (Flag Label)

On October 25, 1949, after around 15,000 of these effigy mounds had already been lost due to settling and farming, a large group of more than 200 effigy mounds became a protected national monument. Included in this number are many stylized figures of bears, birds, and other shapes and symbols.

Thanks to the popular America the Beautiful 5 oz. Quarter series, these effigy mounds will be preserved for years to come in beautiful, pure silver!

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Effigy Mounds National Monument 2017 Rolls and Bags

2017 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Effigy Mounds National Monument Quarter Bags and Rolls are now available!
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The first quarter to be issued in 2017 and the 36th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, the 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument quarter depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group. Make this beautiful quarter part of your collection. It is available in a variety of bags and rolls today!

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Visit Fort Moultrie with the latest ATB release – PCGS available!

America the Beautiful Series: Fort Moultrie

Certified PCGS coins now available!

Truly a numismatic staple, the America the Beautiful (ATB) coin program has been tastefully featuring significant national sites and patriotic memories since 2010. With the recent release of the 2016 Fort Moultrie America the Beautiful 5 oz. silver coin, collectors were able to continue their collection while paying homage to an American battleground that has years of brave history dating back to 1776.

2016 25c 5 oz. Silver America the Beautiful – Fort Moultrie PCGS MS69 DMPL First Strike (Mercanti Signed Label)

ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to offer certified, Fort Moultrie coins to their customers that have been graded by the experts at the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).

Awarded the impressive MS69 designation, these massive 5 oz. silver coins carry the revered, First Strike designation paired with PCGS’s popular flag label. Additionally, serious collectors can appreciate labels that have been hand-signed by former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver, John Mercanti. Also available are ungraded coins in quantities of one, 10 and 100.

2016 25c 5 oz. Silver America the Beautiful – Fort Moultrie – Monster Box of 100 Coins GEM BU

After a glorious history during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, along with its status as a battle ready fortification in World Wars I and II, Fort Moultrie was officially recognized as a national site in 1948. Today, Fort Moultrie continues to serve as a structural reminder that represents over 170 years of America’s patriotic spirit, impeccable bravery, and intelligent defense strategy.

Collectors can honor all that occurred within Fort Moultrie’s walls by adding this certified release to their growing collection!

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Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) 2016 Rolls and Bags

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Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) 2016 Rolls and Bags

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The fifth and final quarter to be issued in 2016 and the 35th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program®, the 2016 Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Quarter depicts this historic fort named in honor of its commander, Colonel William Moultrie. Make this beautiful quarter part of your collection! It is available in a variety bags and rolls today!

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United States Mint Announces 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Program Coin Designs

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint recently announced the five new designs that will appear on the reverses (tails) of the 2017-dated coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

The honorees are Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (DC), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MO), Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) (NJ), and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (IN).

Effigy Mounds National Monument
The design depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group. Inscriptions are “EFFIGY MOUNDS,” “IOWA,” “2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” This reverse was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Richard Masters and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Renata Gordon.

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
The design depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home in Washington, D.C., in the background. Inscriptions are “FREDERICK DOUGLASS,” “DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,” “2017” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” This reverse was designed by AIP Designer Thomas Hipschen and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways
The design depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was used to convert wheat into flour. Much of the original milling equipment is still in place, and visitors to the park can tour the mill. Inscriptions are “OZARK RIVERWAYS,” “MISSOURI,” “2017” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” This reverse was designed by AIP Designer Ronald D. Sanders and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Gordon.

Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument)
The design depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen in the background. Inscriptions are “ELLIS ISLAND,” “NEW JERSEY,” “2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” This reverse was designed by AIP Designer Barbara Fox and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Hemphill.

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
The design features George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville. Inscriptions are “GEORGE ROGERS CLARK,” “INDIANA,” “2017” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” This reverse was designed by AIP Designer Frank Morris and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso.

The obverse (heads side) of the coins will continue to feature the familiar 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan. Required obverse inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “QUARTER DOLLAR.”

The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program is authorized by the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 (Act) (Public Law 110-456). The Act directs the bureau to design, mint, and issue quarter-dollar coins emblematic of a national park or other national site in each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. In accordance with the Act, the Mint is issuing the new quarters at the rate of five per year until 2020 in the order in which each honored site was first established. The final coin will be released in 2021.