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.[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.

# Jurisdiction Site Design Release date Denver Mintage Philadelphia Mintage Total Mintage
1 Arkansas Hot Springs National Park 2010-AR-Proof.jpg April 19, 2010 34,000,000 35,600,000 69,600,000
2 Wyoming Yellowstone National Park 2010-WY-Proof.jpg June 1, 2010 34,800,000 33,600,000 68,400,000
3 California Yosemite National Park 2010-CA-Proof.jpg July 26, 2010 34,800,000 35,200,000 70,000,000
4 Arizona Grand Canyon National Park 2010-AZ-Proof.jpg September 20, 2010 35,400,000 34,800,000 70,200,000
5 Oregon Mt. Hood National Forest 2010-OR-Proof.jpg November 15, 2010 34,400,000 34,400,000 68,800,000
6 Pennsylvania Gettysburg National Military Park 2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Gettysburg1.jpg January 24, 2011 30,800,000 30,400,000 61,200,000
7 Montana Glacier National Park 2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Glacier1.jpg April 4, 2011 31,200,000 30,400,000 61,600,000
8 Washington Olympic National Park 2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Olympic1.jpg June 13, 2011 30,600,000 30,400,000 61,000,000
9 Mississippi Vicksburg National Military Park 2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Vicksburg1.jpg August 29, 2011 33,400,000 30,800,000 64,200,000
10 Oklahoma Chickasaw National Recreation Area 2011-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Chickasaw1.jpg November 14, 2011 69,400,000 73,800,000 143,200,000
11 Puerto Rico El Yunque National Forest 2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-El-Yunque.jpg January 23, 2012 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 22,000,000 22,000,000 44,000,000
13 Maine Acadia National Park 2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Acadia.jpg June 11, 2012 21,606,000 24,800,000 46,406,000
14 Hawaii Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Hawaii.jpg August 27, 2012 78,600,000 46,200,000 124,800,000
15 Alaska Denali National Park 2012-ATB-Quarters-Proof-Denali.jpg November 5, 2012 166,600,000 135,400,000 302,000,000
16 New Hampshire White Mountain National Forest 2013 ATB White Mountain-Proof.jpg January 28, 2013 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 131,600,000 107,800,000 239,400,000
18 Nevada Great Basin National Park 2013 ATB Great Basin-Proof.jpg June 10, 2013 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 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 272,400,000 231,800,000 504,200,000
21 Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2014-ATB-Proof-Great-Smoky-Mountains-rev-2000.jpg January 27, 2014 99,400,000 73,200,000 172,600,000
22 Virginia Shenandoah National Park 2014-ATB-Proof-Shenandoah-rev-2000.jpg April 7, 2014 197,800,000 112,800,000 310,600,000
23 Utah Arches National Park 2014-ATB-Proof-Arches-rev-2000.jpg June 9, 2014
24 Colorado Great Sand Dunes National Park 2014-ATB-Proof-Great-Sand-Dunes-rev-2000.jpg August 25, 2014
25 Florida Everglades National Park 2014-ATB-Proof-Everglades-rev-2000.jpg November 3, 2014
26 Nebraska Homestead National Monument of America January 26, 2015
27 Louisiana Kisatchie National Forest April 6, 2015
28 North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway June 8, 2015
29 Delaware Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge August 31, 2015
30 New York Saratoga National Historical Park November 2, 2015
31 Illinois Shawnee National Forest January 25, 2016
32 Kentucky Cumberland Gap National Historical Park April 4, 2016
33 West Virginia Harpers Ferry National Historical Park June 13, 2016
34 North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt National Park August 29, 2016
35 South Carolina Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) November 7, 2016
36 Iowa Effigy Mounds National Monument January 30, 2017
37 District of Columbia Frederick Douglass National Historic Site April 3, 2017
38 Missouri Ozark National Scenic Riverways June 12, 2017
39 New Jersey Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) August 28, 2017
40 Indiana George Rogers Clark National Historical Park November 6, 2017
41 Michigan Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore January 29, 2018
42 Wisconsin Apostle Islands National Lakeshore April 2, 2018
43 Minnesota Voyageurs National Park June 11, 2018
44 Georgia Cumberland Island National Seashore August 27, 2018
45 Rhode Island Block Island National Wildlife Refuge November 5, 2018
46 Massachusetts Lowell National Historical Park January 28, 2019
47 Northern Mariana Islands American Memorial Park April 1, 2019
48 Guam War in the Pacific National Historical Park June 10, 2019
49 Texas San Antonio Missions National Historical Park August 26, 2019
50 Idaho Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness November 4, 2019
51 American Samoa National Park of American Samoa January 27, 2020
52 Connecticut Weir Farm National Historic Site April 6, 2020
53 U.S. Virgin Islands Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve June 8, 2020
54 Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park August 31, 2020
55 Kansas Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve November 2, 2020
56 Alabama Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site January 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