Fort Moultrie Quarter Dollar

2019-07-03 Wed

The United States of America had issued this commemorative quarter dollar with the theme of Fort Moultrie in the year 2016.

Fort Moultrie is the first fort on Sullivan’s Island; it was still incomplete when Commodore Sir Peter Parker and nine warships attacked it on June 28, 1776. This fort is the only area of National Park System where the entire 171-year history of American seacoast defence (1776–1947) can be traced. Fort Moultrie, one of the oldest still-standing forts along the Eastern Seaboard, is a "must see" destination for history buffs.

The reverse of this coin depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from a British ship.

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