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Harpers Ferry quarter to be issued in 2016

September 10, 2009

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) -- The United States Mint is planning a Harpers Ferry quarter.

The agency said Wednesday it will issue the coin in 2016. The Harpers Ferry design will be the 33rd featured on coins issued as part of the agency's America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

Under the program, the agency is issuing 56 quarters with designs emblematic of national parks or other national sites in each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

The agency says Harpers Ferry was chosen because of it has been the site of several historic events. Among those are John Brown's 1859 raid and one of the earliest integrated schools in the United States.

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Harpers Ferry was established as a national monument in 1944 and a national park in 1963.

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