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2019 War in the Pacific National Historical Park - Philadelphia - Uncirculated

2019 War in the Pacific National Historical Park - Philadelphia - Uncirculated


 
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Year: 2019
Mint(s): Philadelphia
Composition: Copper Nickel
Diameter: 24.3 mm

Product Code: 42417
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War in the Pacific National Historical Park in the U.S. territory of Guam is featured on the third of the America the Beautiful Quarters in 2019. War in the Pacific National Historical Park is a memorial to the American troops who served in the Pacific Theater during World War II – making it different from other war-related national sites that honor specific battles or events.

Guam lies in the Pacific Ocean, and the park is the westernmost site in the National Park Service system. Japan occupied Guam just hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, that brought the U.S. into World War II. The Battle of Guam started on July 21, 1944, and ended on August 10 with the liberation of the island by U.S. forces. Locations of interest within the park include the beaches at Asan and Agat where U.S. Marines came ashore during the Battle of Guam, as well as battlefields and Japanese defensive structures. Some relics of the war remain underwater, such as an amphibious tracked landing vehicle in 45 feet of water off Ga’an Point. In addition, the park includes coral reefs, savanna grasslands, limestone forests, a mahogany forest, and coastal and forest wetlands, giving it the highest biological diversity of any National Park site.

The reverse of the War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter features U.S. troops coming ashore at Asan Bay during the Battle of Guam in the summer of 1944. It was selected from 10 proposed deigns that were produced by U.S. Mint artists for consideration.

This Philadelphia Mint War in the Pacific quarter is in uncirculated condition, and encapsulated for protection and storage.


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