The Fort Moultrie Quarter, which celebrates Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument), was released on November 14th. The launch party, hosted by the United States Mint, was at the fort in South Carolina earlier at 10:30 AM. The quarter is part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program; it is a program that commemorates national parks and historic sites.
In 1776, Fort Moultrie defended the American colonies against Great Britain during the American Revolution. The fort stood against the power of British ships. Sergeant William Jasper is depicted on the reverse side of the coin; he is portrayed to be carrying the flag. Fort Moultrie was neglected after the revolution. The remains of the fort were obliterated by a hurricane in 1807. Over the years, Fort Moultrie has gone through changes during the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Today, it is part of the Fort Sumter National Monument.