• Cub Creek winds through the woodland at Hometstead National Monument of America.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

Homestead National Monument Quarter

 
Quarter Design 3

Homestead Quarter Design Number 3. View all of the Homestead Quarter designs in the photo gallery below.

U.S. Mint

Nebraska's America the Beautiful Quarter

From 2010 to 2021, the U.S. Mint is issuing 56 different quarter coins featuring national parks and other national sites in an America the Beautiful Quarter Program. The first quarter released in 2015 will be the Homestead National Monument of America Quarter. The coins’ release dates are based on when the chosen sites were first nationally established. Homestead’s 2015 quarter release reflects its 1936 designation as a national monument. This will be number 26 of the total 56 in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

Homestead National Monument of America is honored to have been selected for Nebraska’s quarter by Nebraska Governor Heineman in cooperation with Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Homestead was one of four sites Gov. Dave Heineman forwarded to the U.S. Treasury for consideration. Other sites selected for the honor were Scotts Bluff National Monument, DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, and Niobrara National Scenic River. “U.S. Mint officials made a great choice in adding Homestead National Monument to this new series of quarters,” Gov. Heineman said.

 

Yes, Homestead!

The Homestead Act of 1862 dramatically impacted the United States and the world. It also had special significance for the state of Nebraska, making it a fitting subject for Nebraska's quarter. Learn more about the significance of homesteading in Nebraska and beyond here.

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We invite you to come see the site of Nebraska's newest quarter for yourself, and begin learning about the Homestead Act at Homestead National Monument of America. And, it's FREE!

View the Candidate Quarters below

 

Did You Know?

Women in period dress

Women were allowed to claim 160 acres of land under the Homestead Act, 60 years before they earned the right to vote.