We are pleased to offer for sale this 2015-S Nebraska Homestead National Monument of America National Park Quarter in GEM Proof condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This Homestead National Monument of America Quarter comes from the San Francisco (S) Mint. This Nebraska National Park Quarter is the twenty sixth release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. Homestead National Monument of America is featured twenty sixth because it was established as a National Park on March 19, 1936 by the NPS (National Park Service), the twenty sixth national reservation in United States history.
Information on Homestead National Monument of America :
This monument commemorates the Homestead Act of 1862. The Act allowed qualified individuals to claim as many as 160 acres of federal land. In exchange, the homesteader agreed to reside on the land, cultivate it and make improvements. The Act was ultimately responsible for granting over 270 million acres to the public.
The monument is located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. The site includes some of the first acres granted under the Act.
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.