New Washington Quarter
commemorates Washington Crossing the Delaware
Big News! The U.S. Gov’t has now introduced quarter dollars with a reverse design depicting General George Washington crossing the Delaware River prior to the Battle of Trenton during the American Revolutionary War.
On December 25, 1776, General George Washington, along with 2,400 troops and artillery, began his historic crossing of the Delaware River in preparation for a surprise attack on British and Hessian soldiers. The war had been hard on the American forces, and morale was low. But Washington’s bold move, a stealthy overnight crossing of the ice-choked Delaware River, resulted in huge victories for the Continental Army and turned the tide of the war.
Now this important issue features the familiar image of George Washington by John Flanagan, used on the quarter since 1932, on the obverse. The reverse depicts General Washington commanding his troops through the overnight crossing prior to the Battle of Trenton. To further enhance the collectability of these historic issues, each brilliant uncirculated coin has been enhanced by NCM with 1 mg of inky black Ruthenium and then selectively layered in 24kt gold. Comes encapsulated to protect it with a Certificate of Authenticity.