Mint unveils new quarter dollar with historic reverse

A Washington quarter dollar with a new overrule illustrating Gen. George Washington crossing the Delaware River with his troops during the american Revolution will be released into general circulation in April. A 5-ounce silver bullion interpretation is besides to be released in 2021. April 5 is scheduled as the official free date by the U.S. Mint through the Federal Reserve of a 2021 Washington quarter dollar bearing a newfangled revoke design illustrating Gen. Washington crossing the Delaware River with his troops during the american Revolution .
issue of the Washington quarter dollar follows from a provision of the America ’ s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, Public Law 110-456 .
The 56-coin America the Beautiful Quarters Program besides instituted under the 2008 law is set to conclude with the January 2021 free of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site quarter dollar representing the express of Alabama.

2021 design

The reverse for the post-parks 2021 rendition portrays Washington at left foreground, facing right, with a sword in his strain right hand pointing the way for troops in a play along boat .

On Christmas 1776, Washington, along with 2,400 troops and artillery, began his historic cross of the Delaware River in preparation for a surprise attack on british and hessian boot soldiers during the American Revolutionary War at the Battle of Trenton .
The 2021 change by reversal was designed by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program couturier Ben Sowards and sculpted by U.S. Mint Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso, who retired in October .
The Sowards revoke is paired, under Public Law 110-456, with sculptor John Flanagan ’ s original portrait of Washington that appeared on the Washington quarter from its introduction in 1932, through 1998.

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In 1999, Flanagan ’ s Washington portrayal — based on french sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon ’ s raid of Washington — was reduced proportionately in size by 15 percentage from the master by then U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver William Cousins to accommodate inscriptions shifted from the turn back. The reduction, implemented for the 50 State Quarters Program from Cousins ’ rendition, has appeared on all quarter dollars since .
The 2021 designs will besides be executed as a 3-inch, 5-ounce .999 fine silver bullion coin .

Second rendering

The 2021 Washington one-fourth dollar will become the second U.S. Mint quarter dollar release to bear a revoke design illustrating Washington crossing the Delaware .
The 1999 New Jersey State draw dollar invert by then U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Alfred Maletsky depicts a different view of George Washington at the submit and members of the Continental Army as they cross the Delaware on Christmas night 1776 headed toward Trenton .
The 1999 render is based on Washington Crossing the Delaware, three 1851 oil-on-canvas paintings by the german-american artist Emanuel Leutze.

The 2021 reverse is tentatively set to be the permanent design for the denomination, but legislation placed before Congress could result in its substitution in 2022 with a fresh series of 56 circulating commemorative coins, one for each state, the District of Columbia and territory. The coins, if approved, would celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women in U.S. history .
H.R. 1923, the Women ’ randomness History and Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act, has passed both the House and the Senate. The Senate added an amendment to the placard, which means the House has to approve the better version .
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