Houston Public Media: New Quarters Celebrate The Cultural Legacy Of The San Antonio Missions

A new quarter honoring the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park was unveiled Thursday.

The special coin, depicting on its reverse four icons of the Missions’ history, is the 49th coin in the U.S. Mint’s “America the Beautiful” program. The project began in 2010 to depict national parks and other sites in all 50 states and six U.S. territories.

A presentation of colors at Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium followed by classical music that depicted life at the Missions set the mood as U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett joined other dignitaries to share their thoughts on the Missions’ role in San Antonio history.

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Publish Date: September 6, 2019 12:20pm


Source: Houston Public Media

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