Saratoga National Historical Park in New York is the fifth and last site honored in 2015 with a unique quarter design. It marks the 30th release from the United States Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Quarters, a program that started in 2010 and will commemorate 56 different national sites by its scheduled completion in 2021.
The limited edition coin features a close-up of John Trumbull’s masterpiece painting of British General Burgoyne surrendering to American General Horatio Gates after the Battles of Saratoga, a pivotal moment in the birth of the American nation. The painting completed by Trumbull in 1821 depicts the rolling hills of the Hudson River Valley, and it remains the same today. Proceeds from your purchase supports the design and construction of the Saratoga Surrender Site, which will memorialize this historic destination.