Ellis Island National Monument quarter design finalized

Ellis Island National Monument quarter design

Ellis Island National Monument quarter design

On September 1, 2016, the U.S. Mint unveiled the final design for the 2017 Ellis Island National Monument quarter. The special reverse design will depict an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with expressions of both hope and uncertainty. The boy proudly holds a small American flag as the immigration center’s Hospital Building is seen beyond the harbor waters. Inscriptions on the reverse will include ellis island, new jersey, e pluribus unum and 2017.

The Ellis Island National Monument quarter is the 39th issue in the 2010-2021 National Park series and fourth new design of 2017. The Ellis Island coin follows 2017 issues featuring Effigy Mounds National Monument, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and Ozark National Scenic Riverways. It precedes the final 2017 quarter honoring George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.