Save Ellis Island, Inc., is the official partner of the National Park Service in effort to preserve the hospital complex on Ellis Island. Their goal is to ensure that the contributions, values, concepts, discoveries, and stories of Ellis Island are reinvigorated and remembered!
The Ellis Island quarter is the 39th release in the Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program! This 12-year program honors 56 national parks and other national sites. Each year the public will see five new national sites depicted on the reverse (tail side) of the America the Beautiful Quarters coins.
The chosen design depicts an immigrant family in front of the iconic hospital building of Ellis Island. The image is the work of United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Barbara Fox. United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Hemphill executed it for use on coins. In the following U.S. Mint video, Hemphill talks about her work in sculpting the coin:
To order your Ellis Island coin or collection of coins released to date visit this website!