2015 Bombay Hook Quarter Coin - S Mint - (UNC) Brilliant Uncirculated
- Released on 9/14/2015.
- The obverse shows a slightly modified version of the original Washington Quarter. The mint moved some of the wording previously found on the reverse to the obverse in order to make more room for the reverse design for each state. You'll find "United States of America," "In God We Trust," "Liberty," and "Quarter Dollar" all spelled out on the obverse of the quarter as well as the coin's mint mark.
- The reverse design of the Bombay Hook National Park quarter depicts images of two common waterfowl seen in the refuge, a great blue heron and a great egret, with their natural marshland habitat as a backdrop.
- The 5 National Parks Released in 2015 were Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, Kisatchie National Park in Louisiana, Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware, and Saratoga National Historical Park in New York.
- Sovereign coins minted at the San Francisco Branch of the U.S. Mint and backed by the United States government, each with a face value of $0.25. The America the Beautiful Quarter Program began in 2010, but Uncirculated Quarters were not minted at San Francisco until 2012.
The Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is located along the eastern coast of Delaware on Delaware Bay, and spans 15,978 acres. Established in 1937 and originally called the Bombay Hook Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, the refuge was created as a breeding ground for migratory and wintering waterfowl. However, the refuge is home to many species from horseshoe crabs, to migratory geese, to deer.
The refuge contains five hiking trails varying in distance with three observation towers and a 12 mile auto road, all open to visitors wanting to observe and photograph wildlife. Public hunting is also permitted in certain regulated areas in state hunting season. Inside the refuge you’ll also find the Allee House, a well preserved 18th century farmhouse. However, as of September 2015 it is currently closed for repairs (according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service website).
All coins come in protective plastic. Orders of 40 or more may ship in tubes.