Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter
The last quarter of 2015 issued by the US Mint will be the Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter honoring the site in the state of New York. It will be the 30th strike in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, out of 56 quarters to be issued in eleven years.
As with the other 2015 quarters, the final design for the Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter will not be known until late 2014. The Secretary of the Treasury will have the final say on the design choice for each quarter in the program based on the recommendations of several groups and individuals including the Director of the United States Mint, the Citizen’s Coinage Advisory Committee and the United States Commission of Fine Arts.
As the last quarter released in 2015, four other quarters will precede the Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter. These quarters will be the Homestead National Monument Quarter, the Kisatchie National Forest Quarter, the Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter, and the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter.
Saratoga National Historical Park information
Saratoga National Historical Park of New York is known for being a location of an important battle during the American Revolutionary War. The Battle of Saratoga is where American forces defeated British forces for the first time in the war for American independence.
Much of the war up to the Battle of Saratoga had not been going well for the United States. The British army was attempting to divide the colonies when the Battle of Saratoga erupted. The eventual defeat of these forces helped the United States gain an ally in France.
Around 100,000 visitors come to the Saratoga National Historical Park each year. There are several sites available to tour, and the Visitor’s Center runs a movie about the battle.