Connecticut’s America the Beautiful Quarter Is “Marked” for Greatness
The America the Beautiful series has proven extremely popular since it began back in 2010. For those who have been collecting from the start, each release has provided a new and exciting way to discover and appreciate all that America has to offer. For some, that means searching through pocket change for each new release. This may be a fun piece of nostalgia, but it also means acquiring a coin that’s nicked up and otherwise damaged through circulation. Now you don’t have to sift through the candy wrappers and paper clips in your pocket to find this year’s quarters – we’ve done all the work for you!
We’ve managed to rescue a small hoard of the second ATB coin of 2020, the Connecticut Weir National Historic Site Quarter meant for circulation and had them certified and graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), one of the world’s leading third-party grading services! And here’s the good news: Each coin available in this offer has been graded by NGC in stunning Superb Gem Uncirculated Mint State-67 (MS67) condition! Plus, NGC has certified these quarters to be First Releases (FR) coins, a designation that means they were received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within the first 30 days of its release.
What’s also key to note about these coins is the inclusion of a very unique privy mark. In tribute to 2020 being the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the U.S. Mint released a limited mintage of 2020 Quarters struck at the West Point Mint directly into circulation. These coins are not only significant for their “W” mintmark but are especially distinctive for a “V75” privy mark that commemorates the milestone anniversary of the war’s end in 1945. The mark appears just to the left of George Washington’s chin on the coin’s obverse. It is extremely unusual for a U.S. coin to have a privy mark — especially a circulating U.S. coin. In fact, this is first time the U.S. Mint has ever struck quarters with a special privy mark! Each coin available here will also come encapsulated in an acrylic holder with an exclusive World War II 75th Anniversary Victory Day label.
The U.S. Mint released these special quarters only into the general circulation of banks across the United States, so tracking down coins that can achieve high Mint State grades will be quite difficult. Just think about how many of these coins will be unceremoniously dumped into change jars and piggy banks without so much as a glance to see if they have the mint mark – it’s a true circulating rarity from the U.S. Mint that you’ll want to add to your personal collection!
ABOUT THE CONNECTICUT WEIR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE QUARTER: Consisting of more than 60 acres of beautiful woodlands, fields and waterways, Connecticut’s Weir Farm National Historic Site has been described as a national legacy to American Impressionism, the creative spirit, and historic preservation. It’s also the only National Park Service site dedicated to American painting. Established in 1990, the site was part of property originally owned by American artist Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919), who acquired the land for $10 and a painting he had acquired while studying in Europe. Not only is Weir hailed today as the father of American Impressionism for his poetic images, but his generosity toward younger and less fortunate artists won him many admirers around the world.
This privy marked Connecticut Weir National Historic Site Quarter is one of five America the Beautiful Coins that will be issued in 2020 meaning it will be available only for so long. The grade and luster of coins like these will only decline further while they remain in general circulation. Add one to your collection now before it’s too late!
THE LATEST IN THE “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” SERIES – This 2020 Weir National Historic Site coin is the second issue of 2020 and the 52nd overall in the America the Beautiful series, which began in 2010.
STUNNING NATURAL SCENERY – The design features an artist painting on the grounds of Weir Farm. It also displays the words “WEIR FARM,” “A NATIONAL PARK FOR ART,” “CONNECTICUT,” “2020” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
UNIQUE FIRST-EVER PRIVY MARK – The U.S. Mint released a limited mintage of 2020 quarters struck at the West Point Mint directly into circulation that feature a “V75” privy mark to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. This is first time the mint has ever struck quarters with a special privy mark.
UNITED STATES LEGAL TENDER – Each America the Beautiful coin is twenty-five cents legal tender in the United States.
GRADED IN STUNNING UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your coin has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in stunning Superb Gem Uncirculated Mint State-67 (MS67) condition.
KEY FIRST RELEASES CERTIFICATION – NGC has certified that your America the Beautiful Quarter is a First Releases (FR) coin. It will come sealed in an acrylic holder with an exclusive World War II 75th Anniversary Victory Day label.