America the Beautiful Quarters

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For the quarters issued from 1999 to 2008, see 50 State Quarters. For the quarters issued in 2009, see District of Columbia and United States Territories Quarters.
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.[citation needed] 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.


YearNo.JurisdictionSiteDesignRelease date
(national site date)
20101ArkansasHot Springs National Park2010-AR-Proof.jpgApril 19, 2010
(April 20, 1832)
2WyomingYellowstone National Park2010-WY-Proof.jpgJune 1, 2010
(March 1, 1872)
3CaliforniaYosemite National Park2010-CA-Proof.jpgJuly 26, 2010
(October 1, 1890)
4ArizonaGrand Canyon National Park2010-AZ-Proof.jpgSeptember 20, 2010
(February 20, 1893)
5OregonMt. Hood National Forest2010-OR-Proof.jpgNovember 15, 2010
(September 28, 1893)
20116PennsylvaniaGettysburg National Military Park2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Gettysburg1.jpgJanuary 24, 2011
(February 11, 1895)
7MontanaGlacier National Park2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Glacier1.jpgApril 4, 2011
(February 22, 1897)
8WashingtonOlympic National Park2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Olympic1.jpgJune 13, 2011
(February 22, 1897)
9MississippiVicksburg National Military Park2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Vicksburg1.jpgAugust 29, 2011
(February 21, 1899)
10OklahomaChickasaw National Recreation Area2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Chickasaw1.jpgNovember 14, 2011
(July 1, 1902)
201211Puerto RicoEl Yunque National Forest2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-El-Yunque.jpgJanuary 23, 2012
(January 17, 1903)
12New MexicoChaco Culture National Historical Park2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Chaco.jpgApril 2, 2012
(March 11, 1907)
13MaineAcadia National Park2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Acadia.jpgJune 11, 2012
(July 8, 1916)
14HawaiiHawaii Volcanoes National Park2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Hawaii.jpgAugust 27, 2012
(August 1, 1916)
15AlaskaDenali National Park2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Denali.jpgNovember 5, 2012
(February 26, 1917)
201316New HampshireWhite Mountain National Forest2013 ATB White Mountain-Proof.jpgJanuary 28, 2013
(May 16, 1918)
17OhioPerry's Victory and International Peace Memorial2013 ATB Perrys Victory-Proof.jpgApril 1, 2013
(March 3, 1919)
18NevadaGreat Basin National Park2013 ATB Great Basin-Proof.jpgJune 10, 2013
(January 24, 1922)
19MarylandFort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine2013 ATB Fort McHenry-Proof.jpgAugust 26, 2013
(March 3, 1925)
20South DakotaMount Rushmore National Memorial2013 ATB Mt Rushmore-Proof.jpgNovember 4, 2013
(March 3, 1925)
201421TennesseeGreat Smoky Mountains National Park2014-ATB-Proof-Great-Smoky-Mountains-rev-2000.jpgJanuary 27, 2014
(May 22, 1926)
22VirginiaShenandoah National Park2014-ATB-Proof-Shenandoah-rev-2000.jpgApril 7, 2014
(May 22, 1926)
23UtahArches National Park2014-ATB-Proof-Arches-rev-2000.jpgJune 9, 2014
(April 12, 1929)
24ColoradoGreat Sand Dunes National Park2014-ATB-Proof-Great-Sand-Dunes-rev-2000.jpgAugust 25, 2014
(March 17, 1932)
25FloridaEverglades National Park2014-ATB-Proof-Everglades-rev-2000.jpgNovember 3, 2014
(May 30, 1934)
201526NebraskaHomestead National Monument of AmericaTBDJanuary 26, 2015
(March 19, 1936)
27LouisianaKisatchie National ForestTBDApril 6, 2015
(June 3, 1936)
28North CarolinaBlue Ridge ParkwayTBDJune 8, 2015
(June 30, 1936)
29DelawareBombay Hook National Wildlife RefugeTBDAugust 31, 2015
(June 22, 1937)
30New YorkSaratoga National Historical ParkTBDNovember 2, 2015
(June 1, 1938)
201631IllinoisShawnee National ForestTBDJanuary 25, 2016
(September 6, 1939)
32KentuckyCumberland Gap National Historical ParkTBDApril 4, 2016
(June 11, 1940)
33West VirginiaHarpers Ferry National Historical ParkTBDJune 13, 2016
(June 30, 1944)
34North DakotaTheodore Roosevelt National ParkTBDAugust 29, 2016
(February 25, 1946)
35South CarolinaFort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)TBDNovember 7, 2016
(April 28, 1948)
201736IowaEffigy Mounds National MonumentTBDJanuary 30, 2017
(October 25. 1949)
37District of ColumbiaFrederick Douglass National Historic SiteTBDApril 3, 2017
(September 5, 1962)
38MissouriOzark National Scenic RiverwaysTBDJune 12, 2017
(August 27, 1964)
39New JerseyEllis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument)TBDAugust 28, 2017
(May 11, 1965)
40IndianaGeorge Rogers Clark National Historical ParkTBDNovember 6, 2017
(July 23, 1966)
201841MichiganPictured Rocks National LakeshoreTBDJanuary 29, 2018
(October 15, 1966)
42WisconsinApostle Islands National LakeshoreTBDApril 2, 2018
(September 26, 1970)
43MinnesotaVoyageurs National ParkTBDJune 11, 2018
(January 8, 1971)
44GeorgiaCumberland Island National SeashoreTBDAugust 27, 2018
(October 23, 1972)
45Rhode IslandBlock Island National Wildlife RefugeTBDNovember 5, 2018
(April 12, 1973)
201946MassachusettsLowell National Historical ParkTBDJanuary 28, 2019
(June 5, 1978)
47Northern Mariana IslandsAmerican Memorial ParkTBDApril 1, 2019
(August 18, 1978)
48GuamWar in the Pacific National Historical ParkTBDJune 10, 2019
(August 18, 1978)
49TexasSan Antonio Missions National Historical ParkTBDAugust 26, 2019
(November 10, 1978)
50IdahoFrank Church River of No Return WildernessTBDNovember 4, 2019
(July 23, 1980)
202051American SamoaNational Park of American SamoaTBDJanuary 27, 2020
(October 31, 1988)
52ConnecticutWeir Farm National Historic SiteTBDApril 6, 2020
(October 31, 1990)
53U.S. Virgin IslandsSalt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological PreserveTBDJune 8, 2020
(February 24, 1992)
54VermontMarsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical ParkTBDAugust 31, 2020
(August 26, 1992)
55KansasTallgrass Prairie National PreserveTBDNovember 2, 2020
(November 12, 1996)
202156AlabamaTuskegee Airmen National Historic SiteTBDJanuary 25, 2021
(November 6, 1998)

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
The following table has the quarters grouped by year.
ColorYear1st release2nd release3rd release4th release5th release
2010Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas)Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)Yosemite National Park (California)Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)Mount Hood National Forest (Oregon)
2011Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania)Glacier National Park (Montana)Olympic National Park (Washington)Vicksburg National Military Park (Mississippi)Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Oklahoma)
2012El Yunque National Forest (Puerto Rico)Chaco Culture National Historical Park (New Mexico)Acadia National Park (Maine)Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii)Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska)
2013White Mountain National Forest (New Hampshire)Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial (Ohio)Great Basin National Park (Nevada)Fort McHenry (Maryland)Mount Rushmore (South Dakota)
2014Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee)Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)Arches National Park (Utah)Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (Colorado)Everglades National Park (Florida)
2015Homestead National Monument of America (Nebraska)Kisatchie National Forest (Louisiana)Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina)Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (Delaware)Saratoga National Historical Park (New York)
2016Shawnee National Forest (Illinois)Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (Kentucky)Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (West Virginia)Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Dakota)Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter) (South Carolina)
2017Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa)Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Washington, D.C.)Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri)Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) (New Jersey)George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana)
2018Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan)Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin)Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota)Cumberland Island National Seashore (Georgia)Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (Rhode Island)
2019Lowell National Historical Park (Massachusetts)American Memorial Park (Northern Mariana Islands)War in the Pacific National Historical Park (Guam)San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Texas)Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho)
2020National Park of American Samoa (American Samoa)Weir Farm National Historic Site (Connecticut)Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve (United States Virgin Islands)Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (Vermont)Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (Kansas)
2021Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (Alabama)N/A

See also[edit]


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

External links[edit]

Preceded by
DC & US Territories Quarters Program
America the Beautiful Quarters Program
Succeeded by