(Press Release)—Today (December 5) at noon Eastern time the Mint will open sales for the 2016 Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Three-Coin Set (16AH). This set contains two uncirculated Fort Moultrie quarters—one each from the Philadelphia Mint and Denver Mint facilities—and one Proof coin from the San Francisco Mint. The reverse design depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from a British ship, along with the inscriptions FORT MOULTRIE, SOUTH CAROLINA, 2016, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
The sets are priced at $9.95. Orders will be accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov/coin-programs/america-the-beautiful-quarters-programand at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at http://www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets are also available for purchase through the Mint’s Product Enrollment Program. For more information about this program, please visit http://catalog.usmint.gov/root/enrollment.html.
New Congressional Gold Medal to be Awarded to Filipino WWII Veterans
In other news, the House has unanimously passed H.R. 2737, the “Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015” (the Senate version, S. 1555, passed in July). The act awards one of the nation’s highest honors to the thousands of Filipinos who fought with the Allied Forces in the Second World War. Some 15,000 Filipino veterans, in their eighties and older, are still living. ❑
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.