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2015 New York Saratoga National Historical Park - P - Gold Plated in Capsule

2015 New York Saratoga National Historical Park - Philadelphia - Gold Plated in Capsule

Our Price: $3.95
Year: 2015
Mint(s): Philadelphia
Composition: Gold-Plated Copper Nickel
Diameter: 24.3 mm

Product Code: 29725

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Saratoga National Historical Park - National Park Quarter
30th in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

The Saratoga National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located in the Town of Stillwater, in eastern New York. The park preserves the site of the Battles of Saratoga, the first significant American military victory of the American Revolutionary War. Here in 1777, American forces defeated and forced a major British army to surrender, an even which led France to recognize the independence of the United States, and enter the war as a decisive military ally of the struggling Americas. The quarter reverse depicts a close-up of the moment General John Burgoyne surrendered his sword to General Horatio Gates, a turning point many believe marked the beginning of the end of the American Revolutionary War. The Inscriptions are "British Surrender 1777," "Saratoga, New York," "2015," and "E Pluribus Unum."

How can you make something better than the 50 State Quarter Program? Here's how! There were many reasons for the success of the State Quarter program in 1999. The top two - the design (each state had their own theme) and the limited production, they were each only being struck for less than 11 weeks. In 2010, it got better. Taking a page from the success referenced above, the US Mint will be issuing a New Series: "The America the Beautiful Quarters." But this one will have a twist. There will be one quarter per state, just like the 50 State Program, but the design will be based on one of the National Parks located in each state. The order will be based on when they were introduced as a National Treasure.

But the kicker is distribution. Unlike the 50 State Quarter program, where Congress forced the Mint to distribute the quarters to the local markets (and even then many of us didn't see but a few of the releases) this new program does NOT have to be released into the same flow of commerce. What does that mean? Well in 2009 the Mint released 6 special quarters for the six US Protectorate Territories... adding them to the 50 State Quarter Program. Have you seen them in circulation? And if so, more than a couple? That is the new distribution system.

This is the Philadelphia Minted, Gold-Plated quarter in a capsule.

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