We are pleased to offer for sale these 2016 P & D South Carolina Fort Moultrie Fort Sumter National Monument National Park Quarter Rolls in GEM BU condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program . These Fort Moultrie Fort Sumter National Monument Quarters come one roll each from the Philadelphia (P) and Denver (D) Mints. These South Carolina National Monument Quarters are the thirty fifth release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. Fort Moultrie Fort Sumter National Monument is featured thirty fifth because it was established as a National Monument on April 28, 1948 by the NPS (National Monument Service), the thirty fifth national reservation in United States history.
Information on Fort Moultrie Fort Sumter National Monument :
Fort Sumter is a sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina and Fort Moultrie is a series of fortifications on Sullivan's Island in South Carolina. All were built to protect the city of Charleston. The sites played key roles in battles during several American Wars. Fort Sumter can be accessed via a 30 minute ferry or via private boat. A visit to Fort Moultrie will move back through time, beginning with it's role as a World War II Harbor Entrance Control Post and ending at the site of the Palmetto log fort of 1776 which saved Charleston from a British invasion.
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 Monuments 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 Monument Quarters are being minted and issued at the rate of 5 designs a year, in approximately ten week intervals. The National Monument 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 Monument 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.