George Rogers Clark National Historical Park 2017 Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coinhttps://catalog.usmint.gov/george-rogers-clark-national-historical-park-2017-uncirculated-five-ounce-silver-coin-17AN.html
- Features the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana) quarter design
- 40th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program
- Minted at the Philadelphia Mint
The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park 2017 Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin is composed of 99.9 percent silver.
The 2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™—George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana) is the final release of 2017 in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The reverse (tails) design features George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville. Inscriptions are “GEORGE ROGERS CLARK,” “INDIANA,” “2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park was named a national park in 1966. The park is located within the city limits of Vincennes, Indiana, adjacent to the Wabash River. The 26.17–acre site contains the George Rogers Clark Memorial, which commemorates the achievements of Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark and his frontiersmen during the American Revolution.
Following Clark’s capture of British posts at Kaskaskia and Cahokia in 1778, (in the Illinois country along the Mississippi River) he led his small contingent of men in a daunting mid–winter march of 157 miles that culminated in the surrender of the British garrison at Fort Sackville on February 25, 1779. Clark’s daring surprise capture of the fort is considered one of the greatest feats of the American Revolution. The event effectively limited British control of the region and was instrumental in the subsequent establishment of the Northwest Territory and American expansion west of the Appalachians.
The memorial was designed and constructed between 1927 and 1936. It is the largest memorial outside of Washington, DC and the largest placed on a battlefield within the U.S. The rotunda boasts seven large murals and a bronze statue of Clark.
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|Weight:||5.000 troy oz.
|Mint and Mint Mark:||Philadelphia – P|