Candidate designs for new 2019 War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter

Candidate designs for new 2019 War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter

In September of 2017, both the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) made recommendations after reviewing several candidate designs for the reverse of the 2019 War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarter.

The CCAC chose a design showing American forces landing at Asan Bay. These troops strengthened the number available to fight for the liberation of Guam. The CFA selected an image that shows a Marine planting the U.S. flag in the foreground, with the island’s Memorial Day Flag display in the background.

Guam served as a strategic military point throughout World War II, and was reclaimed by American forces from the Japanese in 1944. Today, seven sites around the island stand together as a beautiful way to honor those who served during the Battle of Guam.

War in the Pacific National Historical Park featured 48th in National Park Quarter series

War in the Pacific

Just days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces seized the U.S.-held Pacific island of Guam. It remained a strategic military point throughout World War II, until American forces reclaimed the island in 1944.

Today, a total of seven sites around the island make up this National Historical Park. These areas stand together as a beautiful way to honor all those who served during the Battle of Guam. Those who visit the park are able to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as snorkeling, fishing and hiking.

Learn more about War in the Pacific National Historical Park.

American Memorial Park Quarter design finalized

American Memorial Park Quarter design finalized

On August 14, 2018, the U.S. Mint announced the final design for the American Memorial Park quarters. The reverse shows an indigenous woman looking out at the Flag Circle and Court of Honor. The inscriptions on the coin’s reverse include the name and location of the site: american memorial park, nor. mariana isl., the year of issue: 2019, and the motto: e pluribus unum.

This handsome quarter is a perfect match for the 2009 D.C. and U.S. Territories quarter, which also featured Northern Mariana Islands, the park’s location. As the 47th in the series overall, the American Memorial Park quarter will be followed by a design honoring Guam’s War in the Pacific National Historical Park.

Candidate designs for new 2019 American Memorial Park Quarter

Recommended candidate designs for new 2019 American Memorial Park Quarter

Candidate Designs for new 2019 American Memorial Park Quarter

In September of 2017, both the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) made recommendations after reviewing several candidate designs for the reverse of the 2019 American Memorial Park quarter.

The CCAC did not make a design recommendation, instead asking that a second round of designs be submitted for consideration. The CFA chose a design showing a Chamorro boy on the shoulder of a soldier, saluting the flag at the Memorial Court of Honor and Flag Circle.

Host to a critical World War II Pacific Theater conflict, Saipan (the largest of the Northern Mariana Islands) is located south of Japan. Today, American Memorial Park stands as a tribute to those who gave their lives during the battle.

American Memorial Park featured 47th in National Park Quarter series

American Memorial Park featured 47th in National Park Quarter series

Saipan (the most populated of the Northern Mariana Islands) is a tropical paradise located south of Japan. But during World War II, this island was the location of the most decisive conflict of the Pacific Theater – the Battle of Saipan.

To gain an advantage over the Japanese, American soldiers invaded the island in June of 1944. Following the war, the Northern Mariana Islands became a U.S. possession. American Memorial Park was set aside in 1978 as a living memorial to those who gave their lives during the battle.

Learn more about American Memorial Park.