Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Silver Coin

This coin is the 33rd coin released in the America the Beautiful series which celebrates our country’s many national parks and historical sites. It features Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. Continue reading to learn more about the park, its history, and how this coin collection can become your next investment.

DESIGN

Front / Obverse

The front side of the Harpers Ferry silver coin features a restored portrait of George Washington. This portrait is also shown on the front of all United States quarters.
Designer: John Flanagan

Rear / Reverse

The back side of this coin shows John Brown’s Fort, the spot where Brown raided the fort’s armory and brought the Civil War to a head.
Designer: Thomas Hipschen

 

HISTORY

The history of Harpers Ferry Historical Park begins in 1859 when abolitionist John Brown led a group of men to capture the armory at Harpers Ferry. This was done in order to provide guns to slaves for help winning back their freedom. Brown was captured in the armory firehouse, and this firehouse is now called John Brown’s Fort.

The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park was first established by Congress in 1963 and today includes both the town of Harpers Ferry and the surrounding area.

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