We are pleased to offer for sale this2011 Mississippi Vicksburg National Park Quarter in GEM BU condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This Vicksburg National Park Quarter comes from the Denver (D) Mint and is from an original BU roll or US Mint Set. This Vicksburg National Park Quarter is the ninth release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. TheVicksburg National Park is featured ninth because it was established as a National Park on February 21st, 1899 by the National Park Service, the ninth national reservation in United States history.
Information on Vicksburg National Park:
Vicksburg National Military Park is located on the Mississippi River 50 miles west of Jackson. Vicksburg National Park commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. During the Civil War in 1863 Vicksburg was the scene of a 47 day siege by Union Troops under the command of General Ulysses S. Grant. The Union troops capture of the town marked a turning point in the war. The Confederate Army surrendered to Grant's forces on July 4th, 1863. Vicksburg National Park features over 1,340 monuments and has an area of 1,852 acres.
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.