We are pleased to offer for sale this Ohio Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Quarter in GEM Proof condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This Perry's Victory National Park Quarter comes from the San Francisco (S) Mint. This Ohio National Park Quarter is the seventeenth release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial is featured seventeenth because it was established as a National Memorial on March 3, 1919 by the NPS (National Park Service), the seventeenth national reservation in United States history.
Information on Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial:
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established in honor of those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. Located on Ohio's South Bass Island in the popular vacation resort village of Put-In Bay, this national memorial is accessible by ferries, private boats, and airplanes. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial also celebrates the lasting peace between the United States, Cananda, and Great Britain. Designed by Joseph Freedlander, the memorial is the world's most massive Doric column. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial has a total area of 25 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.