We are pleased to offer for sale this 2017-P Indiana George Rogers Clark National Historical Park National Park Quarter Roll in GEM BU condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarter Rolls Program. This George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Quarter Roll comes from the Philadelphia (P) Mint. This Indiana National Park Quarter Roll is the fourtieth release in the America the Beautiful Quarter Rolls Series. George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is featured fourtieth because it was established as a National Park on July 23, 1966 by the NPS (National Park Service), the fourtieth national reservation in United States history.
Information on 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.
Information on the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarter Rolls Program:
From 2010 through 2021 the US Mint is issuing commemorative Quarter Rolls 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 Quarter Rolls are being minted and issued at the rate of 5 designs a year, in approximately ten week intervals. The National Park Quarter Rolls 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 Roll 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 Philadelphia (P) Mint). The Philadelphia (P) mint will strike the BUs 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.