America the Beautiful Quarters

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The obverse of the America the Beautiful Quarters.

The America the Beautiful Quarters are a series of 25-cent pieces (quarters) issued by the United States Mint from 2010 until at least 2021. The series may be extended at the option of the Secretary of the Treasury, potentially extending the series to 2033. The obverse of all the coins will depict George Washington in a restored version of the original portrait used for the 1932 Washington Quarter.[1] There will be five new reverse designs each year (one in 2021) each depicting a national park or national site (one from each state, the federal district, and each territory). The program is authorized by the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008.

Coin details[edit]

Quarters will be issued depicting designs of national parks and sites in the order of which that park or site was deemed a national site.[2] The quarters from three different states will depict parks or sites that were previously portrayed on the state quarters (Grand Canyon in Arizona, Yosemite in California, and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota). Though they will depict the same sites, they bear new designs.[3]

Beginning with the El Yunque (Puerto Rico) design in the America the Beautiful Quarters program, the U.S. Mint [4] began selling (at a premium) uncirculated 40-coin rolls and 100-coin bags of quarters with the San Francisco mint mark. These coins were not included in the 2012 uncirculated sets or the three-coin ATB quarter sets (which consisted of an uncirculated "P" and "D" and proof "S" specimen) and no "S" mint-marked quarters are being released into circulation, so that mintages will be determined solely by direct demand for the "S" mint-marked coins. As of January 2013 initial United States Mint sales figures indicated that between 1.3 million and 1.6 million of each 2012 design had been struck at the San Francisco mint, close to the announced mintage of 1.4 million for each design. Direct U.S. Mint sale of rolls and bags of uncirculated business strike coins continued with the 2013 American the Beautiful quarter issues, with actual quantities again to be determined by customer orders. Although the mintages of the uncirculated "S" quarters are considerably lower than that of the "P" and "D" mint-marked coins, none are being released into circulation so that the quantities minted will not be reduced by the attrition normally associated with circulating coins (similar to the situation with the Columbian half dollar minted in 1892 and 1893). Consequently, supplies of mint state specimens will remain readily available and the collector value of "S" mint uncirculated quarters probably will be very little more than that for the "P" and "D" uncirculated quarters.

#JurisdictionSiteDesignRelease dateDenver MintagePhiladelphia MintageTotal Mintage
1ArkansasHot Springs National Park2010-AR-Proof.jpgApril 19, 201034,000,00035,600,00069,600,000
2WyomingYellowstone National Park2010-WY-Proof.jpgJune 1, 201034,800,00033,600,00068,400,000
3CaliforniaYosemite National Park2010-CA-Proof.jpgJuly 26, 201034,800,00035,200,00070,000,000
4ArizonaGrand Canyon National Park2010-AZ-Proof.jpgSeptember 20, 201035,400,00034,800,00070,200,000
5OregonMt. Hood National Forest2010-OR-Proof.jpgNovember 15, 201034,400,00034,400,00068,800,000
6PennsylvaniaGettysburg National Military Park2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Gettysburg1.jpgJanuary 24, 201130,800,00030,400,00061,200,000
7MontanaGlacier National Park2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Glacier1.jpgApril 4, 201131,200,00030,400,00061,600,000
8WashingtonOlympic National Park2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Olympic1.jpgJune 13, 201130,600,00030,400,00061,000,000
9MississippiVicksburg National Military Park2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Vicksburg1.jpgAugust 29, 201133,400,00030,800,00064,200,000
10OklahomaChickasaw National Recreation Area2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Chickasaw1.jpgNovember 14, 201169,400,00073,800,000143,200,000
11Puerto RicoEl Yunque National Forest2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-El-Yunque.jpgJanuary 23, 201225,800,00025,000,00050,800,000
12New MexicoChaco Culture National Historical Park2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Chaco.jpgApril 2, 201222,000,00022,000,00044,000,000
13MaineAcadia National Park2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Acadia.jpgJune 11, 201221,606,00024,800,00046,406,000
14HawaiiHawaii Volcanoes National Park2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Hawaii.jpgAugust 27, 201278,600,00046,200,000124,800,000
15AlaskaDenali National Park2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Denali.jpgNovember 5, 2012166,600,000135,400,000302,000,000
16New HampshireWhite Mountain National Forest2013 ATB White Mountain-Proof.jpgJanuary 28, 2013107,600,00068,800,000176,400,000
17OhioPerry's Victory and International Peace Memorial2013 ATB Perrys Victory-Proof.jpgApril 1, 2013131,600,000107,800,000239,400,000
18NevadaGreat Basin National Park2013 ATB Great Basin-Proof.jpgJune 10, 2013141,400,000122,400,000263,800,000
19MarylandFort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine2013 ATB Fort McHenry-Proof.jpgAugust 26, 2013151,400,000120,000,000271,400,000
20South DakotaMount Rushmore National Memorial2013 ATB Mt Rushmore-Proof.jpgNovember 4, 2013272,400,000231,800,000504,200,000
21TennesseeGreat Smoky Mountains National Park2014-ATB-Proof-Great-Smoky-Mountains-rev-2000.jpgJanuary 27, 2014
22VirginiaShenandoah National Park2014-ATB-Proof-Shenandoah-rev-2000.jpgApril 7, 2014
23UtahArches National Park2014-ATB-Proof-Arches-rev-2000.jpgJune 9, 2014
24ColoradoGreat Sand Dunes National Park2014-ATB-Proof-Great-Sand-Dunes-rev-2000.jpgAugust 25, 2014
25FloridaEverglades National Park2014-ATB-Proof-Everglades-rev-2000.jpgNovember 3, 2014
26NebraskaHomestead National Monument of AmericaJanuary 26, 2015
27LouisianaKisatchie National ForestApril 6, 2015
28North CarolinaBlue Ridge ParkwayJune 8, 2015
29DelawareBombay Hook National Wildlife RefugeAugust 31, 2015
30New YorkSaratoga National Historical ParkNovember 2, 2015
31IllinoisShawnee National ForestJanuary 25, 2016
32KentuckyCumberland Gap National Historical ParkApril 4, 2016
33West VirginiaHarpers Ferry National Historical ParkJune 13, 2016
34North DakotaTheodore Roosevelt National ParkAugust 29, 2016
35South CarolinaFort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)November 7, 2016
36IowaEffigy Mounds National MonumentJanuary 30, 2017
37District of ColumbiaFrederick Douglass National Historic SiteApril 3, 2017
38MissouriOzark National Scenic RiverwaysJune 12, 2017
39New JerseyEllis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument)August 28, 2017
40IndianaGeorge Rogers Clark National Historical ParkNovember 6, 2017
41MichiganPictured Rocks National LakeshoreJanuary 29, 2018
42WisconsinApostle Islands National LakeshoreApril 2, 2018
43MinnesotaVoyageurs National ParkJune 11, 2018
44GeorgiaCumberland Island National SeashoreAugust 27, 2018
45Rhode IslandBlock Island National Wildlife RefugeNovember 5, 2018
46MassachusettsLowell National Historical ParkJanuary 28, 2019
47Northern Mariana IslandsAmerican Memorial ParkApril 1, 2019
48GuamWar in the Pacific National Historical ParkJune 10, 2019
49TexasSan Antonio Missions National Historical ParkAugust 26, 2019
50IdahoFrank Church River of No Return WildernessNovember 4, 2019
51American SamoaNational Park of American SamoaJanuary 27, 2020
52ConnecticutWeir Farm National Historic SiteApril 6, 2020
53U.S. Virgin IslandsSalt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological PreserveJune 8, 2020
54VermontMarsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical ParkAugust 31, 2020
55KansasTallgrass Prairie National PreserveNovember 2, 2020
56AlabamaTuskegee Airmen National Historic SiteJanuary 25, 2021

Mintage Totals Source: US Mint[5][6]

Year map[edit]

The following map shows the years in which the selected National Park or site in each jurisdiction will be honored.
National park quarters map.svg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Program". usmint.gov. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  2. ^ US Mint
  3. ^ US Mint
  4. ^ http://www.usmint.gov
  5. ^ "Mintage Totals – 2010". usmint.gov. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  6. ^ "Mintage Totals – 2011". usmint.gov. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
DC & US Territories Quarters Program
America the Beautiful Quarters Program
(2010-2021)
Succeeded by
undetermined