George Rogers Clark National Monument Coin

The America the Beautiful coin series was first released in 2010. This series is designed to celebrate America’s most treasured national parks and historic sites. One of these sites is the George Rogers Clark National Monument in Indiana. Continue reading to learn more about this site, its history, and whether this silver coin is right for your collection.

DESIGN

Front / Obverse

The portrait of George Washington on the front side of this coin is the same portrait that is on the front of all United States quarters and ATB silver coins.
Designer: John Flanagan

Rear / Reverse

The back side of this coin shows George Rogers Clark leading a charge of frontiersman in an attack against the British at Fort Sackville, Indiana. Inscriptions on this side of the coin include “GEORGE ROGERS CLARK,” “INDIANA,” “2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Designer: Frank Morris

 

HISTORY

During the American Revolution, Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark led his men in capturing British posts and, in 1779, caused the surrender of Fort Sackville after marching through terrible winter weather.

The George Rogers Clark Memorial and Park is located in Vincennes, Indiana and was completed in 1936. The park now sees around 140,000 visitors every year.

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