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.

Designs[edit]

Year No. Jurisdiction Site Design Release date
(national site date)
Mintage[5][6]
Denver Philadelphia Total
2010 1 Arkansas Hot Springs National Park 2010-AR-Proof.jpg April 19, 2010
(April 20, 1832)
34,000,000 35,600,000 69,600,000
2 Wyoming Yellowstone National Park 2010-WY-Proof.jpg June 1, 2010
(March 1, 1872)
34,800,000 33,600,000 68,400,000
3 California Yosemite National Park 2010-CA-Proof.jpg July 26, 2010
(October 1, 1890)
34,800,000 35,200,000 70,000,000
4 Arizona Grand Canyon National Park 2010-AZ-Proof.jpg September 20, 2010
(February 20, 1893)
35,400,000 34,800,000 70,200,000
5 Oregon Mt. Hood National Forest 2010-OR-Proof.jpg November 15, 2010
(September 28, 1893)
34,400,000 34,400,000 68,800,000
2011 6 Pennsylvania Gettysburg National Military Park 2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Gettysburg1.jpg January 24, 2011
(February 11, 1895)
30,800,000 30,400,000 61,200,000
7 Montana Glacier National Park 2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Glacier1.jpg April 4, 2011
(February 22, 1897)
31,200,000 30,400,000 61,600,000
8 Washington Olympic National Park 2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Olympic1.jpg June 13, 2011
(February 22, 1897)
30,600,000 30,400,000 61,000,000
9 Mississippi Vicksburg National Military Park 2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Vicksburg1.jpg August 29, 2011
(February 21, 1899)
33,400,000 30,800,000 64,200,000
10 Oklahoma Chickasaw National Recreation Area 2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Chickasaw1.jpg November 14, 2011
(July 1, 1902)
69,400,000 73,800,000 143,200,000
2012 11 Puerto Rico El Yunque National Forest 2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-El-Yunque.jpg January 23, 2012
(January 17, 1903)
25,800,000 25,000,000 50,800,000
12 New Mexico Chaco Culture National Historical Park 2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Chaco.jpg April 2, 2012
(March 11, 1907)
22,000,000 22,000,000 44,000,000
13 Maine Acadia National Park 2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Acadia.jpg June 11, 2012
(July 8, 1916)
21,606,000 24,800,000 46,406,000
14 Hawaii Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Hawaii.jpg August 27, 2012
(August 1, 1916)
78,600,000 46,200,000 124,800,000
15 Alaska Denali National Park 2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Denali.jpg November 5, 2012
(February 26, 1917)
166,600,000 135,400,000 302,000,000
2013 16 New Hampshire White Mountain National Forest 2013 ATB White Mountain-Proof.jpg January 28, 2013
(May 16, 1918)
107,600,000 68,800,000 176,400,000
17 Ohio Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial 2013 ATB Perrys Victory-Proof.jpg April 1, 2013
(March 3, 1919)
131,600,000 107,800,000 239,400,000
18 Nevada Great Basin National Park 2013 ATB Great Basin-Proof.jpg June 10, 2013
(January 24, 1922)
141,400,000 122,400,000 263,800,000
19 Maryland Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine 2013 ATB Fort McHenry-Proof.jpg August 26, 2013
(March 3, 1925)
151,400,000 120,000,000 271,400,000
20 South Dakota Mount Rushmore National Memorial 2013 ATB Mt Rushmore-Proof.jpg November 4, 2013
(March 3, 1925)
272,400,000 231,800,000 504,200,000
2014 21 Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2014-ATB-Proof-Great-Smoky-Mountains-rev-2000.jpg January 27, 2014
(May 22, 1926)
99,400,000 73,200,000 172,600,000
22 Virginia Shenandoah National Park 2014-ATB-Proof-Shenandoah-rev-2000.jpg April 7, 2014
(May 22, 1926)
197,800,000 112,800,000 310,600,000
23 Utah Arches National Park 2014-ATB-Proof-Arches-rev-2000.jpg June 9, 2014
(April 12, 1929)
TBA TBA TBA
24 Colorado Great Sand Dunes National Park 2014-ATB-Proof-Great-Sand-Dunes-rev-2000.jpg August 25, 2014
(March 17, 1932)
TBA TBA TBA
25 Florida Everglades National Park 2014-ATB-Proof-Everglades-rev-2000.jpg November 3, 2014
(May 30, 1934)
TBA TBA TBA
2015 26 Nebraska Homestead National Monument of America TBD January 26, 2015
(March 19, 1936)
TBA TBA TBA
27 Louisiana Kisatchie National Forest TBD April 6, 2015
(June 3, 1936)
TBA TBA TBA
28 North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway TBD June 8, 2015
(June 30, 1936)
TBA TBA TBA
29 Delaware Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge TBD August 31, 2015
(June 22, 1937)
TBA TBA TBA
30 New York Saratoga National Historical Park TBD November 2, 2015
(June 1, 1938)
TBA TBA TBA
2016 31 Illinois Shawnee National Forest TBD January 25, 2016
(September 6, 1939)
TBA TBA TBA
32 Kentucky Cumberland Gap National Historical Park TBD April 4, 2016
(June 11, 1940)
TBA TBA TBA
33 West Virginia Harpers Ferry National Historical Park TBD June 13, 2016
(June 30, 1944)
TBA TBA TBA
34 North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt National Park TBD August 29, 2016
(February 25, 1946)
TBA TBA TBA
35 South Carolina Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) TBD November 7, 2016
(April 28, 1948)
TBA TBA TBA
2017 36 Iowa Effigy Mounds National Monument TBD January 30, 2017
(October 25. 1949)
TBA TBA TBA
37 District of Columbia Frederick Douglass National Historic Site TBD April 3, 2017
(September 5, 1962)
TBA TBA TBA
38 Missouri Ozark National Scenic Riverways TBD June 12, 2017
(August 27, 1964)
TBA TBA TBA
39 New Jersey Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) TBD August 28, 2017
(May 11, 1965)
TBA TBA TBA
40 Indiana George Rogers Clark National Historical Park TBD November 6, 2017
(July 23, 1966)
TBA TBA TBA
2018 41 Michigan Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore TBD January 29, 2018
(October 15, 1966)
TBA TBA TBA
42 Wisconsin Apostle Islands National Lakeshore TBD April 2, 2018
(September 26, 1970)
TBA TBA TBA
43 Minnesota Voyageurs National Park TBD June 11, 2018
(January 8, 1971)
TBA TBA TBA
44 Georgia Cumberland Island National Seashore TBD August 27, 2018
(October 23, 1972)
TBA TBA TBA
45 Rhode Island Block Island National Wildlife Refuge TBD November 5, 2018
(April 12, 1973)
TBA TBA TBA
2019 46 Massachusetts Lowell National Historical Park TBD January 28, 2019
(June 5, 1978)
TBA TBA TBA
47 Northern Mariana Islands American Memorial Park TBD April 1, 2019
(August 18, 1978)
TBA TBA TBA
48 Guam War in the Pacific National Historical Park TBD June 10, 2019
(August 18, 1978)
TBA TBA TBA
49 Texas San Antonio Missions National Historical Park TBD August 26, 2019
(November 10, 1978)
TBA TBA TBA
50 Idaho Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness TBD November 4, 2019
(July 23, 1980)
TBA TBA TBA
2020 51 American Samoa National Park of American Samoa TBD January 27, 2020
(October 31, 1988)
TBA TBA TBA
52 Connecticut Weir Farm National Historic Site TBD April 6, 2020
(October 31, 1990)
TBA TBA TBA
53 U.S. Virgin Islands Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve TBD June 8, 2020
(February 24, 1992)
TBA TBA TBA
54 Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park TBD August 31, 2020
(August 26, 1992)
TBA TBA TBA
55 Kansas Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve TBD November 2, 2020
(November 12, 1996)
TBA TBA TBA
2021 56 Alabama Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site TBD January 25, 2021
(November 6, 1998)
TBA TBA TBA

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.
Color Year 1st release 2nd release 3rd release 4th release 5th release
2010 Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas) Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming) Yosemite National Park (California) Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona) Mount Hood National Forest (Oregon)
2011 Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania) Glacier National Park (Montana) Olympic National Park (Washington) Vicksburg National Military Park (Mississippi) Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Oklahoma)
2012 El 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)
2013 White 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)
2014 Great 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)
2015 Homestead 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)
2016 Shawnee 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)
2017 Effigy 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)
2018 Pictured 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)
2019 Lowell 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)
2020 National 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)
2021 Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (Alabama) N/A

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