A beautiful addition to your collection
Two quarters per package, both quarters are uncirculated and one glass paperweight with the Ellis Island Quarter artwork engraved inside
2017 America The Beautiful Quarters® Program - The Ellis Island Quarter is the 39th Quarter to be released Celebrating the Beauty of the United States and its Territories. The design features an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The Hospital buildings are featured in the background. These quarters were minted in Philadelphia and Denver, respectively. The mint mark is located under the words “In God We Trust.”
Who invented the paper weight? Pietro Bigaglia
The earliest paperweights appeared in Europe in the mid-1840s. Venetian glassmaker Pietro Bigaglia created and exhibited the first signed and dated weights at the Vienna Industrial Exposition in 1845. He, like other paperweight makers of the time, revived many ancient glassworking techniques to create his weights.