We are pleased to offer for sale this2011 Pennsylvania Gettysburg National Park Quarter in GEM BU condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This Gettysburg National Park Quarter comes from the Philadelphia (P) Mint and is from an original BU roll or US Mint Set . This Gettysburg National Park Quarter is the sixth release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. The Gettysburg National Park is featured sixth because it was established as a National Military Park on February 11th, 1895 by the National Park Service, the sixth national reservation in United States history.
Information on Gettysburg National Park:
Gettysburg National Military Park is the site of the pivotal battle in the American Civil War (1861-1865). It is also the site of President Abraham Lincoln's most famous speech "The Gettysburg Address". The park is located in Adams County, PA which is 38 miles southwest of Harrisburg. Gettysburg National Park spans 5,990 acres and features monuments, memorials, and historic sites such as: the Soldier's National Monument, the National Civil War Wax Museum, the Wills House, and the Dobbin House.
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. 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.