On the banks of the Wabash River in Vincennes, Indiana sits the site believed to be home to Fort Sackville. Originally the site was a trading post established by Sieur Juchereau, Lieutenant General of Montreal in 1702. It was renamed Fort Sackville in 1766 by British Lt. John Ramsey after he took control of the settlement and built up the fort in the name of George Germain, Lord Sackville.
Today, the site is known as George Rogers Clark National Historical Park after Lt. Col. Rogers Clark who led American forces in a siege on the fort in 1779. The brother of William Clark, he defeated the British forces under British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton and captured the fort, which remained in American hands throughout the remainder of the Revolution.
Each 2017 5 oz ATB George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Silver Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice minor fl including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the production process.
The obverse of all ATB Silver Coins includes the left-profile portrait of President George Washington, which was created in 1932 by John Flanagan. This effigy remains in use on American circulation quarters today as the longest running coin design in US history.
On the reverse of the 2017 5 oz ATB George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Silver Coin is the image of frontiersmen under the direction of Lt. Col. Rogers Clark as they charge the British positions. His march from the Mississippi River in mid-winter to defeat the British at Fort Sackville remains one of the great feats of the American Revolutionary War.