We are pleased to offer for sale this 2017 U.S. Mint America the Beautiful National Park Quarters Proof Set. This 2017 Quarter Proof Set includes all 5 Proof Clad America the Beautiful National Park Quarters:
Iowa - Effigy Mounds National Monument
Mound builder cultures are not uncommon in the Midwest, but effigy mounds are not as common. Effigy mounds are earthwork mounds that take the shap of mammals, birds and reptiles. These mounds were built in Wisconsin, northeast Iowa, parts of Minnesota and parts of Illinois. Effigy Mounds National Monument is comprised of the western edge of these regions. There are 67 mounds in the Northern Unit and 29 in the Southern unit. In total there are 206 mounds in the area, and 31 of those mounds are effigies.
District of Columbia - Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site was established in 1962. The site is a preservation of the home and estate of Frederick Douglass, a prominent Afican American from the 1800's. Douglass was appointed marshal for the District of Columbia in 1876 by Rutherford B. Hayes. This was the first time a black man had successuflly received a federal appointment requiring Senate approval. Though the position ended up being in title only, it did bring Douglass financial stability and eventually he purchased his 20 room Victorian home that would eventually become part of the "Frederick Douglas National Historic Site".
Missouri - Ozark National Scenic Riverways
This park was created in 1964 in order to protect the Jacks Fork and the Current rivers. It includes a number of caves and is traversed by the Ozark Trail, a pupular long distance hiking trail It also contains a large number of springs, many campgrounds and a large colony of feral horses.
New Jersey - Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument)
Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station for over sixty years from 1892 until 1954. The island was greatly expanded with land reclamation between 1892 and 1934. Before that, the much smaller original island was the site of Fort Gibson and later a naval magazine. The island was made part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965, and has hosted a museum of immigration since 1990.
Indiana - George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
On February 25, 1779, Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark, older brother of William Clark, lead the capture of Fort Sackville and British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton as part of the celebrated Illinois Campaign, which lasted from 1778 to 1779. The heroic march of Clark's men from Kaskaskia on the Mississippi River in mid-winter and the subsequent victory over the British remains one of the most memorable feats of the American Revolution.
In 1966, Indiana transferred the site to the National Park Service. Adjacent to the memorial is a visitor center which presents interpretive programs and displays.
All of the coins were struck at the San Francisco Mint in 2017. All of our Proof Sets contain coins with nice eye appeal and no visible problems. These 2017 Quarter Proof Sets come in the original box with COA from the US Mint.