Tag Archives: 2019

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 […]

2019 American Memorial Park Quarter to be released at park’s Amphitheater

The new American Memorial Park quarter, 47th issue of the series and the second design for 2019, is soon to be in circulation. On April 30, 2019, the official launch ceremony for the new quarter design will take place in the American Memorial Park Amphitheater, which is located in Garapan, Saipan. After the ceremony, a […]

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 […]

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

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 […]