It’s the 5th and last release of the 2017 ATB series, and the 40th one in the overall collection. The reverse design features the image of George Rogers Clark bravely leading his men through the flood plains, marching towards Fort Sackville. It symbolizes the bravery of American troops despite facing a stronger army, and heavily defended British forts. The feats George Rogers Clark and his men had gone through are legendary, and they should forever be celebrated in American history.
The United States of America established its independence following the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). George Washington had contributed a lot in the nation’s War for Independence, and for that, he is regarded as the “Father of His Country." He served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. On the 200th anniversary of his birth, Congress decided to introduce a new design for the U.S. Quarter which features a prominent, left-profile display of President George Washington. The coin was created by John Flanagan in 1932, and it features the inscription “Liberty” which represents one of the ideas of the first president, and the official U.S. motto “In God We Trust."
About George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
On February 25, 1779, Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark, led the capture of Fort Sackville and British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton. It’s regarded as one of the highest achievements of General George Rogers Clark’s career, and one of the most memorable feats of the American Revolution.
It’s celebrated as part of the Illinois Campaign, also known as Clark’s Northwestern campaign. It was a series of events that took place from 1778 to 1779 during the American Revolutionary War, following the battles and events of George Rogers Clark and his Virginia militiamen. Thanks to the effort of him and his men in capturing the British forts in the lower Ohio and Mississippi valleys, the newly formed United States took control of areas that would become the states of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin in the 1783 Treaty of Paris.
The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is located in Vincennes, Indiana, along the banks of the Wabash River which is believed to be the historic former site of Fort Sackville. The exact location of Fort Sackville hasn’t been found yet, as there’s no archeological evidence that would show the exact location.
As an important part of American history and one of the most important victories in the American Revolutionary war, the National Historical Park is a good way to represent the state of Indiana on the Silver 5-oz ATB 2017 George Rogers Clark National Historical Park coin.
- 40th design in America the Beautiful Series, and the fifth ATB series coin released in 2017
- Iconic image of George Washington originally designed by John Flanagan
- One of the largest silver bullion coins ever issued by the United States Mint
- Face value of $0.25 (USD) backed by the United States.
- Mintage limited to 35,000 5 oz silver bullion coins
- Contains 5 oz of 0.999 fine silver
- Coin quality is guaranteed by the U.S. Mint
*We pack individual coins in plastic sleeves for protection before shipping. If you order 10+ of the same coin, we’ll secure them in protective tubes before shipping.