• seperator

Quarter arrives officially on Ellis Island

A ceremony marking the introduction of the Ellis Island quarter was held Aug. 30.

The event was attended by 350 persons, including 30 children, who took the ferry to what was once the island gateway for immigrants to America.

The ceremonial coin pour was done by Save Ellis Island, Inc. President Janis Calella, United States Mint Plant Senior Advisor Todd Baldau and Ellis Island Deputy Superintendent John Hnedak.

Baldau also presented Hnedak with a plaque that included Ellis Island quarters struck on the first day of production.

The children were each given an example of the new coin in its own special holder.

Adults in attendance were able to buy specimens of the new quarter by the roll for the $10 face value. They were minted in Philadelphia and provided by the Bank of America.

In this way, $18,500 worth of the new coins were taken by the public.

The U.S. Mint photos shown here were snapped by Sharon McPike.

The Ellis Island quarter is the 39th release in the America the Beautiful series, which will continue to run until all 56 designs are issued. The last design will debut in early 2021.

 

This article was originally printed in Numismatic News Express. >> Subscribe today

 

More Collecting Resources

• Liked this article? Read more by subscribing to Numismatic News.

• Keep up to date on prices for Canada, United States and Mexico coinage with the 2018 North American Coins & Prices guide.

This entry was posted in Articles, General News, News. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Quarter arrives officially on Ellis Island

  1. rajosco says:

    Oh, say, can you see,
    near by Liberty’s light,
    What a one armed boy holds,
    that he’s gallently waving,

    Whose broad stripes and blank square,
    seem amiss at first sight,
    O’er the coin our eyes strain,
    but no stars are there gleaming,

    But the artists suggest,
    that less detail is best,
    Yet I wish and declare,
    that our flag was still there!

    Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave?
    O’er the coin it’s not to be,
    so this one I won’t save!

Leave a Reply