2015-S New York Saratoga National Historical Park National Park Quarter GEM SILVER PROOF America the Beautiful

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We are pleased to offer for sale this 2015-S New York Saratoga National Historical Park National Park Quarter in GEM Silver Proof condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter comes from the San Francisco (S) Mint and is composed of 90% Silver and the balance Copper.. This New York National Park Quarter is the thirtieth release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. Saratoga National Historical Park is featured thirtieth because it was established as a National Park on June 31, 1938 by the NPS (National Park Service), the thirtieth national reservation in United States history.

Information on Saratoga National Historical Park :

This 3400 acre park is located in Stillwater New York, 40 miles north of Albany. It's primary purpose is to protect the site of the Battles of Saratoga. The Battles of Saratoga were the first major American victory in the American Revolutionary War. In 1777 American forces met a major British army at the site. The British army was defeated and surrendered leading France to recognize the independence of the United States, and then enter the war, becoming a powerful military ally of the American forces.

The park sits on the upper Hudson River, southeast of Saratoga Springs. The Boot Monument to Benedict Arnold is in the park. This is the only United States war memorial that does not contain the name of the honoree.

Information on the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program:

From 2010 through 2021 the US Mint is issuing commemorative quarters with special reverse designs celebrating National Parks and other National Sites. A park or site is being honored in each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the five US Territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands. Each National Park or National Site was selected for its natural or historical significance. The National Park Quarters are being minted and issued at the rate of 5 designs a year, in approximately ten week intervals. The National Park Quarters are being released in the order that the locations were first designated as National Sites. The Obverse side of the coins feature a smaller restoration of the original Washington Quarter portrait, modeled from designer John Flanagan's 1932 plaster. The Reverse of each coin will feature a representation of the unique character and environment of each State, District, or Territory's National Park or Historic Site.

Circulation strikes will be made at the Philadelphia (P) and Denver (D) Mints (starting in 2012 circulation strikes were also minted at the San Francisco (S) Mint). The San Francisco (S) mint will strike the Proofs in clad composition and silver. Clad composition strikes contain an outer layer of 75% copper and 25% nickel bonded to an inner core of pure copper with a 24.33 mm diameter, 5.67 grams weight, and a reeded edge. The silver strikes will contain 90% silver and 10% copper with a 24.33 mm diameter, 6.25 grams weight, and a reeded edge.

Download the National Park Quarters Release Schedule.
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