Valentines Day is not the only day we should celebrate in February. We need to celebrate February 8 because that is the date the awe inspiring Tuskegee Airmen Quarters were released for the State of Alabama.
The reverse of the Quarter shows an impressive Tuskegee Airman suiting up to join the fight during World War II with the Moton Field control tower in the background. The proud pilot is shown with an eye to the sky which was meant to reflect pride and confidence as two P-51 Mustangs pass overhead. Inscriptions around the design state “THEY FOUGHT TWO WARS” (referencing fascism abroad and racial discrimination at home) along with “TUSKEGEE AIRMEN,” “ALABAMA,” “2021,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
For those of you who want to know the law enacted to make this coin exist, check out Public Law 110-456
You can purchase the coins directly from the US Mint’s online store.
If the coins are sold out that you wish you can also get many of them on Ebay. However, if you just want one you can easily get them on Ebay also.
But keep a sharp eye out for coins in your pocket change that are in good condition since quarters minted in Philadelphia and Denver are in circulation. You can also grab a birth set minted in San Francisco that includes the coin on the Mint’s site.