The United States Mint’s launch event for the Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) quarter dollars has been set for November 17 in Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. The event, which kicks off at 10:30 a.m. (ET) at the Fort Moultrie Visitors Center, 1214 Middle Street, is free and open to the public. Immediately afterward, the coins will be available for purchase at face value, with a minimum purchase of one roll ($10) and a maximum of 10 rolls ($100). Cash only will be accepted, in $10 increments from $10.00 to $100.00. Parking is limited, so attendees are encouraged to carpool. Children age 18 and under at the event will receive a free quarter, compliments of the Mint.
The Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter) quarter is the 35th in the America the Beautiful Quarters program. The reverse design features a scene from the June 28, 1776, Battle of Sullivan’s Island: Sergeant William Jasper, 2nd South Carolina regiment, saving the flag and replanting it onto the palmetto log fort.
On November 16—the day before the launch event—the Mint and the National Park Service will host a coin forum at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The purpose of the forum is to share information on how the America the Beautiful coins are designed and manufactured. The forum is free and open to the public.
For more information on either event, contact Dawn Davis at (843) 883-3123, ext. 213, or use the email contact form at the park’s website.