Category Archives: Texas

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter design finalized

On August 14, 2018, the U.S. Mint announced the final design for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park quarter at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The reverse shows elements of the Spanish Colonial Real coin used to pay tribute to the missions. Within the quadrants are symbols of the […]

Candidate Designs for new 2019 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter

The U.S. Mint commissioned its artists to create candidate designs for the San Antonio Missions quarter; 15 were reviewed for accuracy, edited, finalized and presented to the Mint in September 2017. Among those 15 designs, five featured mission bell towers. Three proposals made a bell the central focus of the coin’s reverse. Two designs emphasized […]

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park featured in 49th National Park Quarter series

Founded by various Spanish Catholic orders to spread Christianity across the southwest in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, the nearly 819-acre San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in south-central Texas is made up of four frontier communities. The oldest is Mission Espada, established in 1690 near present-day Augusta, but relocated to San Antonio […]