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Homestead National Monument Quarter

Homestead Quarter Design Announced

The design of the Homestead National Monument of America quarter has been finalized! Three artists working with the United States Mint and Homestead National Monument of America presenterd several design concepts last winter (see photo gallery below). The final selected quarter design can be seen directly below and is a representation of all the things homesteaders needed to survive; food, housing, and water. Homestead is excited to see this beautiful design on the quarter when it is released in January of 2015. Superintendent Mark Engler "hopes that it engages the American People and creates interest in our Park and the homesteading story."

Come see what's behind the quarter design: visit Homestead National Monument of America!

 
Homestead Final Quarter Design
Selected Homestead Quarter design, representing the three fundamentals of survival common to all homesteaders:  food, shelter, and water.
U.S. Mint
 

Nebraska's America the Beautiful Quarter

The U.S. Mint is issuing 56 different quarter coins featuring national parks and other national sites in an America the Beautiful Quarter Program recognizing one national park or other federal site from each state and territory. In all, there will be 56 quarters in the series, released between 2010 and 2021. The Homestead National Monument of America quarter will be released in January 2015. 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. It 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. “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.

Visit Us

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.