Tag Archives: World War II

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]