Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Harpers Ferry America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter.
Situated at the geographic border of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, Harpers Ferry became a National Park in 1963. The site is as beautiful as it is historic. In 1859, abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the Harpers Ferry Armory in an attempt to secure arms and mobilize an abolitionist army deep into the heart of the Old Dominion. Today, the park greets tens of thousands of annual visitors, who take in the park’s natural beauty and its many historical locations.
Eight finalist designs were considered when the CCAC made their recommendations earlier this month.