The United States Mint will release the 40th quarter in the America the Beautiful collection. A ceremony marking the coin’s release will be held at the Riverfront Pavilion, 102 North 2nd Street, Vincennes on Tuesday, November 14th at 10am with a coin exchange immediately following. The Indiana quarter features George Rogers Clark and his men crossing the flooded Wabash. Clark’s daring surprise capture of the British Fort Sackville is considered one of the greatest feats of the American Revolutionary War. The capture successfully limited British control of the region and was instrumental in the subsequent establishment of the Northwest Territory and American expansion west of the Appalachians. This is the second quarter celebrating Indiana released by the US Mint in recent years.
A Coin Forum will be held by the United States Mint the evening before the ceremony on Monday, November 13th at 6pm at the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Visitors Center. The park is located at 401 South 2nd Street in Vincennes and features a massive granite memorial located on the former Fort Sackville. The park is open daily from 9am to 5pm.