The Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter is scheduled as the second of five 2020-dated releases of the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. It is struck to honor the historic site which is located in the state of Connecticut.
Shown on the reverse of the Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter will be a design emblematic of the site. The final design will likely not be known until late in 2019 when the Mint releases it along with the final design for all of the 2020 National Park Quarters. This will occur after the Treasury Secretary has made the final selection after reviewing the design candidates presented by the US Mint.
The obverse of all of the America the Beautiful Coins contains the same design – a portrait of George Washington as completed by John Flanagan.
Preceding the Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter in 2020 will be the National Park of American Samoa Quarter. Following it will be the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve Quarter, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Quarter.
Weir Farm National Historic Site information
The Weir Farm National Historic Site of Connecticut was established in 1990 to commemorate the life and work of American impressionist painter J. Alden Weir.
Weir moved to this farm in 1882 from New York as a means of escaping the hustle of the big city. After finding the area conducive to his creativity, Weir and his family converted the farm into a retreat for his fellow artists.
Visitors today can take a tour of Weir’s studio that is offered by National Park Service rangers.