• 25 Cents 2021, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Alabama, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
  • 25 Cents 2021, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Alabama, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Description

The America the Beautiful Quarters are a series of 25-cent pieces (quarters) issued by the United States Mint from 2010 until at least 2021.

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, commemorates the contributions of African-American airmen in World War II. Moton Field was the site of primary flight training for the pioneering pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, and is now operated by the National Park Service to interpret their history and achievements. It was constructed in 1941 as a new training base. The field was named after former Tuskegee Institute principal Robert Russa Moton, who died the previous year.

Quarters are issued depicting designs of national parks and sites in the order of which that park or site was deemed a national site. Release date (national site date): January 4, 2021 (November 6, 1998).

Obverse

A head of George Washington, the first President of the United States, facing left.

Designer: John Flanagan (JF), 1932 version from a 1786 bust by Houdon / William Cousins.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN
GOD WE
TRUST
LIBERTY
P
JF
QUARTER DOLLAR

Reverse

Depicts a Tuskegee Airman pilot suiting up to join the fight during World War II with the Moton Field control tower in the background. The pilot looks upward with pride and confidence as two P-51 Mustangs pass overhead. The inscription “THEY FOUGHT TWO WARS” is arced across the top as a reference to the dual battles the Tuskegee Airmen fought–fascism abroad and racial discrimination at home.

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of primarily African-American military pilots (fighter and bomber) and airmen who fought in World War II. They formed the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces. The name also applies to the navigators, bombardiers, mechanics, instructors, crew chiefs, nurses, cooks and other support personnel.

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. During World War II, black Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws and the American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to discrimination, both within and outside the army.

Designer: Chris Costello (CTC)
Engraver: Phebe Hemphill (PH)

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
THEY FOUGHT TWO WARS
CTC PH
ALABAMA 2021 E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge

25 Cents

Washington Quarter

America the Beautiful Quarters Program
Alabama, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

Subscribe series
KM#
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Copper Nickel Clad Copper
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 24.26 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Denver Mint (D)
Philadelphia Mint (P)
San Francisco Mint (S)

Related coins

Washington Quarter, Arkansas, Hot Springs National Park

America the Beautiful Quarters Program

Copper Nickel Clad Copper, 5.67 g, ⌀ 24.3 mm
Washington Quarter, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

America the Beautiful Quarters Program

Copper Nickel Clad Copper, 5.67 g, ⌀ 24.3 mm
Washington Quarter, California, Yosemite National Park

America the Beautiful Quarters Program

Copper Nickel Clad Copper, 5.67 g, ⌀ 24.3 mm