U.S. Mint Announces New Reverse Design For the Quarter Dollar

While the United States Mint has given us plenty to look forward to already with the unveiling of their 2021 Production Schedule, they also dropped some news on Christmas that collectors and even the general public will be looking forward to.

As many were wondering what the United States quarter program would look like after the final release of the America the Beautiful Quarter program reverse, they no longer have to wonder. After the 2021 Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site  uncirculated quarters from Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco are released in rolls and bags in mid-February, the newly designed 2021 quarters will be released into circulation by the Federal Reserve Banks on April 5th.

The new reverse design features General Washington commanding his troops across the icy Delaware River ahead of the Battle of Trenton during the American Revolutionary War. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “CROSSING THE DELAWARE,” and “QUARTER DOLLAR” can also be seen inscribed on the coin. Designed by Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) designer Benjamin Sowards, the design was sculpted by Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso.

On Christmas night in 1776, General George Washington accompanied 2,400 of his troops and artillery across the historic Delaware River. The icy overnight trip was taken to ready themselves for a surprise attack on both British and Hessian soldiers during the war. This historic moment in American history will now be displayed on the Washington Crossing the Delaware quarter dollars.

The obverse of the coin will also revert back to the design of President Washington that appeared on the coins before the 50 State Quarters Program. The design was done by John Flanagan.

Source: United States Mint