Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter

2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Coin Weir Farm Connecticut Line Art Reverse
America the Beautiful Quarters

Background

Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut includes a 60-acre cultural landscape consisting of 15 historic structures, including houses, barns, studios, and outbuildings. The landscape features bedrock outcrops, historic gardens, stone terraces, specimen trees, orchards, fields, miles of stone laid walls, a pond, and hundreds of historic painting sites–all expertly preserved. The artistic tradition at Weir Farm is kept alive through a variety of Art in the Park programs, including an artist-in-residence program, free art supplies, night painting, and art lessons.

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Characteristics

This reverse (tails) design portrays an artist, wearing a painter’s smock, painting outside Julian Alden Weir’s studio at Weir Farm. It is inspired by various images of the studio and Weir’s paintings created on the property, as well as descriptions of Weir and his fellow artist’s creative inspiration from the rural environment.

 

Obverse Inscriptions

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

Reverse Inscriptions

  • A NATIONAL PARK FOR ART
  • WEIR FARM
  • CONNECTICUT
  • 2020
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Reverse Content last reviewed August 2, 2019

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