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Candidate designs for the new 2020 Salt River Bay National Park Quarter

Numerous design proposals for the reverse of the 2020 Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve quarter were submitted to the U.S. Mint for consideration. The proposals are evaluated by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission (CCAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) for their emblematic representation of the featured site of national […]

Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve featured 53rd in the National Park Quarter Series

A broad estuary on the northern coast of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve is a site of great natural and historical significance. While protecting upland watersheds, mangrove forests and a delicate ecosystem that supports threatened and endangered species, Salt River Bay also features archaeological […]

Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter Design Finalized

On August 13, 2019, the U.S. Mint announced the final design for the Weir Farm National Historic Site at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, IL. Chosen was Justin Kunz’s design showing an artist in a long smock, painting at an easel set up outside Julian Alden Weir’s rustic studio at […]

Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter Candidate Designs

The U.S. Mint commissioned its artists to create candidate designs for the Weir Farm National Historic Site quarter; 15 were reviewed for accuracy, edited, finalized and presented in June 2018. The Citizen Coinage Advisory Committee and the Commission of Fine Arts asked for revisions to seven of them and a resubmission. Liaisons from the historic […]

Weir Farm National Historic Site featured 52nd in National Park Quarter Series

Straddling Wilton and Ridgefield, Connecticut, the Weir Farm National Historic Site is a 68-acre cultural landscape established in 1990. Its manmade panorama features 15 historic structures, including houses, barns, studios and outbuildings. Its natural landscape is characterized by bedrock outcroppings, historic gardens, stone terraces, specimen trees, orchards, fields, miles of stone laid walls and a […]