Released as the fourth of five 2019 strikes of the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program will be the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter. It honors the historical park located in Texas and marks the forty-ninth release in the series.
Featured on the reverse of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter will be an image emblematic of the park. Surrounding the image should be the inscriptions of SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS, TEXAS, E PLURIBUS UNUM and 2019.
The obverse of the San Antonio Missions Quarter will contain a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. In fact, the obverse of all of the America the Beautiful Quarters will contain this same portrait, as completed by John Flanagan.
Released previous to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter as part of the 2019 National Park Quarters will be the Lowell National Historical Park Quarter, the American Memorial Park Quarter and the War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter. Following the San Antonio Mission Quarter will be the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Quarter.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park information
The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is located in San Antonio, Texas. It preserves four of the five Spanish frontier missions that were built in the area in the early 1700’s as a means of bringing Christianity to the Native Americans of the region.
Included in the four preserved missions are Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada. The fifth mission not included as part of the historical park is the well-known Alamo, originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, and currently under the control of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Also included as part of the historical park is the Espada Aqueduct which was built by the Franciscan friars in 1731 to supply irrigation water to the nearby Mission Espada.