• Look for the Homestead Quarter starting February 2015.

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Homestead National Monument Quarter

The Quarter is Coming! The Quarter is Coming!
February 10, 2015


Soon you will be able to carry a piece of the homesteading story in your pocket! After lots of planning and excitement, t
he America the Beautiful quarter featuring Homestead National Monument of America is almost here. The quarter is currently in production, with about 30 million being minted a day. The final quarter design, created by U.S. Mint artist Ron Sanders, can be seen below and is a representation of the things homesteaders needed to survive: food, housing, and water.

Quarter Launch Event and Coin Exchange
The quarter will be released on February 10, 2015. We invite you to join us on that day at 10 a.m. for a launch celebration at Beatrice High School. This big event will include speakers, music, a coin pour, and coin exchange. The coin exchange will begin immediately following the quarter launch event, with a one roll ($10) minimum and 10 roll ($100) maximum.

Open House and Coin Exchange
Also on February 10, 2015, come to Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center for an open house and coin exchange from 1-4 p.m.

U.S. Mint Coin Forum
The United States Mint will host a coin forum the evening before the event. You are welcome to join the forum on February 9, 2015 from 6-7 p.m. at Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center.

 
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 February 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

 

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