American currency honoring Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman.
The newest quarter portrays Douglass at a writing desk in the foreground and an outline of his home in Washington, D.C. in the background. Inscriptions include “FREDERICK DOUGLASS,” “DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,” “2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” (image via coinnews.net)
article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson)
According to coinnews.net, famed abolitionist and activist Frederick Douglass has become the latest historic icon to land on U.S. currency. Designed by Thomas Hipschen and engraved by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill, Douglass is now on the U.S. quarter, which was released by the U.S. Mint on Tuesday.
400 million Douglass quarters will be in circulation and are also available to order online, in 40-coin rolls and 100-coin bags. Buyers have the option of quarters produced at the U.S. Mint’s facilities in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.
The design — which features Douglass writing in the front of his Southeast, Washington, D.C. home…
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