US Mint launches new Indiana quarter featuring George Rogers Clark park
VINCENNES, Ind. -- The United States Mint held a ceremony on Tuesday to officially launch the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter.
It is the 40th quarter in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program and the final quarter of 2017.
The design depicts George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville.
“This new coin is a reminder of the unity of effort and spirit that our predecessors embodied and demonstrated,” said Acting Deputy Director David Motl, who represented the Mint. “The foresight, comradery, and determination of George Rogers Clark and his men are important examples to all of us as to how individuals from different backgrounds are able to come together, work toward achieving the same objective, and create a lasting impression.”
Motl shared the stage with a host of speakers including Park Superintendent Frank Doughman and City Council Member Dan Ravellette. Regional Director Tony Goben, District Director Brenda Goff and District Director Carol Jones spoke on behalf of U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young, and U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon, respectively.