Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Quarter
The final quarter of 2016 will be the Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Quarter. It will be the thirty-fifth quarter released as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. This program started in 2010 and will run through 2021, with the possibility of continuing the program by honoring another set of national sites follow the original fifty-six for another eleven years.
As with the other quarters in 2016, the final design for this quarter will not be known until probably late in 2015. However, design candidates will be released earlier in 2015 so that they may be reviewed by the appropriate groups and individuals who will make recommendations to the Treasury Secretary who will make the final selection.
The Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Quarter will contain the same obverse as found on all of the other America the Beautiful Coins – a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States, as designed by John Flanagan.
There are four other quarters that will be released in 2016 before the Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Quarter. These quarters are the Shawnee National Forest Quarter, the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter, the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter, and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter.
Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) information
Fort Moultrie of South Carolina was named after William Moultrie, who was the commander at the yet to be finished fort when the British attacked in 1776. The fort was made of soft palmetto logs that helped absorb most of the damage from British warships. After nine hours of battle, the British gave up and retreated.
Fort Moultrie eventually became disused and became a part of the larger Fort Sumter. Now when visitors come to Fort Moultrie, it is mostly Fort Sumter National Monument that they are visiting
There is a long and interesting history in Fort Moultrie as it was built and rebuilt numerous times before becoming part of Fort Sumter.