US Mint using image of gunboat Cairo on America the Beautiful quarters being issued in 2011

The USS Cairo, a Civil War-era Union gunboat now preserved at the Vicksburg National Military Park, will be featured on the U.S. Mint’s new “American the Beautiful” quarters arriving in 2011.

The Vicksburg Post reports the quarter will carry the inscription “Vicksburg, Mississippi, 2011.” The image was designed by AIP Master Designer Thomas Cleveland and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.

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  1. Congratulations to Ed Bearss!!

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