The U.S. Mint is now selling rolls and bags of the 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter, the third of five America the Beautiful quarters due for release in 2016.
The Harpers Ferry quarters are available in six product options that offer varying quantities of the issue struck at the Philadelphia (P), Denver (D), and San Francisco (S) Mints. Collectors can purchase bags of 100 quarters with P, D, or S mint marks for $34.95 each. Additionally, a forty-coin roll (S) can be bought for $18.95, a two-roll set (P and D) costs $32.95, and the three-roll option (P, D, and S) is available for $46.95. Quarters minted in San Francisco will not be released into circulation, unlike the Philadelphia and Denver issues.
The reverse design for the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park quarter was created by Thomas Hipschen and engraved by Phebe Hemphill. It features an image of John Brown’s Fort, where Brown and his men made their last stand during a raid on the Harpers Ferry Armory. Inscribed along the rim are HARPERS FERRY, WEST VIRGINIA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and 2016. JOHN BROWN’S FORT is also included in the field below the building.
The obverse includes John Flanagan’s 1932 portrait of George Washington, along with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, QUARTER DOLLAR, and a mint mark.
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park was established on June 30, 1944 and includes land in West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia. The Harpers Ferry Quarter is the 33nd release in the Mint’s ATB series, which will conclude in 2021 following the issue of its 56th design. All five of this year’s quarter designs can be viewed here.
For more information on the America the Beautiful Quarters program, please visit the U.S. Mint’s Web site.
Portions of this article first appeared on Mint News Blog.