Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter

Background

At Saratoga in the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender. This crucial American victory renewed patriots’ hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world. The battlefield, a monument to the fallen and the restored country house of American General Philip Schuyler make up the three sites of Saratoga National Historical Park. It was established as a national site in 1938.

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Characteristics

The design depicts a close-up of the moment General John Burgoyne surrendered his sword to General Horatio Gates, a turning point many believe marked the ‘beginning of the end of the American Revolutionary War.’ Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of Saratoga National Historical Park.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • QUARTER DOLLAR

Reverse Inscriptions

  • BRITISH SURRENDER 1777
  • SARATOGA
  • NEW YORK
  • 2015
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Reverse Content last reviewed June 1, 2016

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