WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The United States Mint (Mint) released the final three-coin set in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program today at noon EST. The set contains coins with reverse designs honoring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site in Alabama.
This set includes one uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and one proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint. Their reverses (tails) depict a Tuskegee Airman pilot suiting up to join the fight during World War II with the Moton Field control tower in the background. The pilot looks upward with pride and confidence as two P-51 Mustangs pass overhead. The inscription "THEY FOUGHT TWO WARS" is arced across the top as a reference to the dual battles the Tuskegee Airmen fought – fascism abroad and racial discrimination at home. Additional inscriptions are "TUSKEGEE AIRMEN," "ALABAMA," "2021," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
The coin's obverse (heads) depicts a restored 1932 portrait of George Washington by sculptor John Flanagan. Inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "QUARTER DOLLAR."
The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Three Coin Set is priced at $11.50. To place an order, visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/tuskegee-airmen-national-historic-site-2021-quarter-3-coin-set-21AD.html (product code 21AD).
Additional products in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program are available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/coin-programs/america-the-beautiful-quarters-program/.
To reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, the Mint's sales centers are closed until further notice. Additionally, due to operational adjustments in response to COVID-19, our customer service representatives are available to assist with any questions you may have, but are unable to accept credit card information or place your order over the phone. Please use our website for all order placements at this time.
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Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of February 19, 2021, at noon EST.
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