New Quarter honors National Parks

A quarter commemorating Gettysburg National Military Park is among the latest to be released as part of the America the Beautiful Quarter Program.  The program began last year to release quarters honoring 56 parks and natural areas. The Gettysburg coin is the sixth in the series.The new quarter will feature the 72nd Pennsylvania Monument, which is located on the battle line of the Union Army at Cemetery Ridge, on its reverse side. The obverse side will continue to show the familiar profile of George Washington.

“We are very happy to be honored with this beautiful new quarter,” said Superintendent Bob Kirby. “The coin can be a daily reminder of the sacrifices made at Gettysburg and a great way to start a conversation about national parks, national heritage, and the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.” read on!

via: Public Opinion Online


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