On 14th November, the US Mint held a ceremony near the Wabash River to launch the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter. It’s the 40th coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and the last one from the series to be released in 2017.
The reverse design depicts George Rogers Clark leading his men through a flood, going towards Fort Sackville. The coin honours the unity of effort, spirit and determination of George Rogers Clark and his men.
Several important dignitaries were present at the special ceremony. The event also organised performances by the George Rogers Clark Fife and Drum Corps along with the Vogel Elementary School Choir. US Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) artist Frank Morris, who designed the quarter’s reverse was also present. People got a chance to exchange their coins for the new $10 quarter rolls after the ceremony.
The America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin 12-year program honours 56 national parks and other national sites. Five coins will be released annually till 2020 and the final coin will be released in 2021. The quarters will be released in the order in which each site was first established as a national site.