2015-S Homestead Quarter Rolls - Uncirculated Condition
Though the San Francisco Mint Homestead Quarters were struck as Business Strikes, none of these quarters were issued for circulation, insuring their desirability for years to come.
Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska commemorates the Homestead Act of 1862. The Act enabled settlers that were 21 years of age (even women) or the head of the household, to claim a 160 acre parcel of land. In order to be granted the land patent, the settler had 5 years to successfully “Prove Up” which included living on the land, building a home, and farming.
The park expands through 211 acres and is set on some of the first acres of land claimed under the Homestead Act. It was authorized in March of 1936 but first registered as a historic place in October of 1966. Inside the park you will find the Homestead Heritage Center and Education Center, 100 acres of Tallgrass Prairie with over 2 miles of hiking trails, the Palmer-Epard Cabin, and the Freeman School.
The reverse of the Homestead Quarter bears images of a log cabin, two corn stalks, and a water pump – each representing shelter, food and water – which was imperative to the success and survival of the homesteaders. It was designed by U.S. Mint artist Ronald D. Sanders and chosen from a dozen designs.
Our S Mint Homestead Quarter Rolls are taken from original U.S. Mint bags and shipped in plastic quarter tubes.