2016 S 25C Silver Proof Fort Moultrie-Fort Sumter National Monument South Carolina NP Quarter PCGS PR 69 DCAM Flag Label

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Key Points
Holder has Flag Label
90% Silver AKA Coin Silver
2016 S Silver Proof Fort Moultrie-Fort Sumter National Monument South Carolina NP Quarter
Graded by Professional Coin Grading Service
35th National Park Quarter Issued by U.S. Mint
America the Beautiful Quarter Program

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Description

The reverse design depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from a British ship. Inscriptions are FORT MOULTRIE, SOUTH CAROLINA, 2016 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter National Monument. Fort Moultrie, the first fort on Sullivan’s Island, was still incomplete when Commodore Sir Peter Parker and nine warships attacked it on June 28, 1776. After a nine-hour battle, the ships were forced to retire. Charleston was saved from British occupation, and the fort was named in honor of its commander, Colonel William Moultrie. In 1780, the British finally captured Charleston, abandoning it only on the advent of peace. After the Revolutionary War, Fort Moultrie was neglected, and by 1791 little of it remained. Then, in 1793, war broke out between England and France. A second Fort Moultrie, one of 20 new forts along the Atlantic coast, was completed in 1798. It too suffered from neglect and was finally destroyed by a hurricane in 1804. In 1809 a new, brick third Fort Moultrie stood on Sullivan’s Island. It was established as a national site in 1948.

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 3.5 × 2.5 × .25 in