2017 George Rogers Clark National Park Quarter launch

The new George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter will be honored on November 14th, during the launch ceremony at the Riverfront Pavilion in Vincennes, IN. The George Rogers Clark quarter is the final issue of 2017 and 40th release of the National Park series. On the 13th, the night before the launch, a coin forum will be held at the George Rogers Clark Visitor Center. This historic park is located near the ruins of Fort Sackville. During the midwinter in 1779, Clark, along with 170 men captured the fort after an 18-day march.

Attendees can exchange cash for $10 of quarters in rolls. Each quarter features Clark leading his men through chilly water to attack Fort Sackville. The 2017 quarter series honor some of America’s more interesting and unusual parks – Effigy Mounds, Frederick Douglass, Ozark Riverways, Ellis Island and George Rogers Clark Park. Update your collection today with new George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Quarters.

2017 Ellis Island Quarter released at the former immigration center

The new 2017 Ellis Island National Monument quarter, 39th coin in the 2010-2021 National Park quarter series and 4th new design for 2017, is now in circulation. An official launch ceremony for the new Ellis Island quarter was held at 11 am ET on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the flag pole area of the Ellis Island Immigration Center.

Located in New York Harbor close to Liberty Island where the iconic Statue of Liberty stands, Ellis Island was the nation’s busiest immigration center during its years of operation from 1892-1954. The main facility now houses a museum that tells the story of immigration to America and the major role Ellis Island played in the growth and development of our country. Ellis Island National Monument, which includes the nearby Statue of Liberty, is visited by nearly two million people each year.

Add the new 2017 Ellis Island quarters to your National Park quarter collection now.

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter design finalized

George Rogers Clark quarter design

George Rogers Clark quarter design

In September 2016, the U.S. Mint revealed the final design for the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter. As the last release for 2017, this interesting quarter features Clark leading his men through chilly water to attack Fort Sackville.

Inside the Greek-style memorial at the park, seven colorful murals tell the story of Clark’s raid on the fort. Beginning with …“Entering the Great Valley,” showing Clark leading settlers into Ohio Valley and ending with “St. Louis: The way opened to the Pacific,” the murals tell the story of his attack on the British held fort, and subsequent victory. The new territory helped to open the region to settlement and served as a gateway to regions further west.

Candidate designs for new 2017 George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter

Candidate designs for the new 2017 George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter

Candidate designs for the new 2017 George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter

In October 2015, the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Advisory Committee met to review eleven designs for the reverse of the 2017 George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter. All designs varied: Four show the statue of George Rogers Clark in the foreground with the memorial in the background and various inscriptions, three feature him in profile, looking at the American flag, and the surrendered Fort Sackville in the background, two show him in frontier garb with Fort Sackville in the background. The last two designs depict him – one leading men through chilly waters and the other motioning his men forward to attack.

After the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) reviews designs, the U.S. Mint recommends the favorites to the Secretary of the Treasury who then makes the final selection.

The George Rogers Clark coin will honor this beautiful park that’s home to the Greek-style memorial – the largest outside of Washington, D.C. – and the larger-than-life bronze statue of Clark inside.

2017 Ozark National Scenic Riverways Quarter released at Alley Spring and Mill

The new Ozark National Scenic Riverways quarter, 38th issue of the series and the third design for 2017, is now in circulation. On June 5, 2017, the official launch ceremony for the new Ozark quarter took place at Alley Spring and Mill, which is located in Eminence, Missouri.
After the ceremony, a coin exchange was held where attendees were able to get $10 rolls of the new quarters at face value. This issue features Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in the 1890s and used to grind wheat into flour. Add the new Ozark quarters to your collection now.