Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Quarter Released

The Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial quarter is the second quarter of 2013 and the 17th overall released in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The Ohio Memorial became a national site on March 3, 1919. This Memorial has two purposes: 1) to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and 2) to celebrate the long-lasting peace among Britain, Canada and the United States. Five miles from the memorial lies the border between Canada and the United States, the longest undefended border in the world.

The memorial is a Doric column that rises over Lake Erie in Ohio. The name “Perry” refers to Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry, who led the Americans in the battle. Six naval officers (three American and three British), who were slain during the battle, are buried under the rotunda of the memorial. This is open to the public, and you can travel to the top of the Memorial.

Once there, you can see for miles and miles across Lake Erie, and you can see the rollercoasters in action at Cedar Point on a clear day! A second part of the memorial is a statue of Oliver Perry. The design shows the statue with the Peace Memorial column in the distance. At 352 feet in height, the column is one of the tallest of its kind in the United States.

This Ohio quarter in the newest coin to be included in our Kid's Club birthday cards. If you would like to have your child/grandchild belong to Bath State Bank Kid's Club, ask us for details or visit the Savings section of this web site.