The U.S. Mint released a new quarter featuring Revolutionary War figure George Rogers Clark. The quarter was officially launched during a ceremony in Vincennes. The coin went into circulation on Monday, November 13th, and has a special connection to our area.
George Rogers Clark and his soldiers captured a British-held fort in Vincennes, Indiana back in 1779. That win proved crucial in the effort to defeat the Brits.
The tails side of the coin depicts Clark, with a rifle in hand, leading troops to Fort Sackville along the Wabash River. The heads side features the standard profile of George Washington.