San Antonio Missions America The Beautiful Quarter Launch Event Set for September 5

The next coin in the America The Beautiful Quarter series is set to launch on September 5, 2019. The new San Antonio Missions Quarter will be introduced at an event on the day at 10:00 am Central in San Antonio, Texas. The San Antonio Missions Quarter will be the 49th released in the series.

The events for this new Quarter start in the evening on September 4, 2019. From 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Central that evening will be the coin forum. That is taking place at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Visitor Center located at 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214.

The coin exchange event is slated to start at 10:00 AM Central. This will take place at the Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University located at One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212. A minimum of one-roll is required to be purchased at the event with a maximum of 10 rolls being available to visitors who attend.

The San Antonio Missions were among the largest concentrations of Spanish missions in North America, established in the 1700s, and helped create the foundation for the City of San Antonio, Texas. The construction of aqueducts and irrigation canals (acequias) brought water to the missions sustaining farming and ranching. The missions’ toolmaking, carpentry, looming, spinning, and masonry also contributed to the community’s ability to be self-sustaining.

This design depicts elements of the Spanish Colonial Real coin to pay tribute to the missions. Within the quadrants are symbols of the missions: wheat symbolizes farming; the arches and bell symbolize community; a lion represents Spanish cultural heritage; and a symbol of the San Antonio River represents irrigation methods and life-sustaining resources.

United States Mint
2019 San Antonio Missions ATB Quarter Reverse
2019 San Antonio Missions ATB Quarter Reverse

As with the other America The Beautiful Quarters, the United States Mint will be offering other product sets for the coin. Bags and rolls Quarters go on sale August 26th, while a uncirculated five ounce silver coin will be available August 29th.  On September 10th, the Mint will start selling a quarter three-coin set.

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