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America the Beautiful Quarters

The obverse of the America the Beautiful Quarters.

The America the Beautiful Quarters are a series of 25-cent pieces (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

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.

They are collector versions of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program which debuted in December 10, 2010. They feature an uncirculated finish and contain a ‘P’ mintmark indicating they were struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia. The bullion coins were also struck in Philadelphia but contain no mintmark.

The United States Mint struck these coins late in 2010 with an extremely limited mintage of only 27,000. The Mint apparently had insufficient time to strike more before the end of the year owing to initial production difficulties with both America the Beautiful Five Ounce Coin series.

This forced the Mint to only release these Hot Springs Coins the following year on April 28, 2011. Demand was intense in the first hours of availability with collectors ordering 19,000 of them in the first nine hours. Within two weeks, the Mint indicated a sell-out of the limited mintage strikes. Each coin sold for $279.95.


Year No. Jurisdiction Site Design Release date
(national site date)

[6] [7] [8] [9]

Denver Philadelphia Total
2010 1 Arkansas Hot Springs National Park April 19, 2010
(April 20, 1832)
34,000,000 35,600,000 69,600,000
2 Wyoming Yellowstone National Park June 1, 2010
(March 1, 1872)
34,800,000 33,600,000 68,400,000
3 California Yosemite National Park July 26, 2010
(October 1, 1890)
34,800,000 35,200,000 70,000,000
4 Arizona Grand Canyon National Park September 20, 2010
(February 20, 1893)
35,400,000 34,800,000 70,200,000
5 Oregon Mt. Hood National Forest November 15, 2010
(September 28, 1893)
34,400,000 34,400,000 68,800,000
2011 6 Pennsylvania Gettysburg National Military Park January 24, 2011
(February 11, 1895)
30,400,000 30,800,000 61,200,000
7 Montana Glacier National Park April 4, 2011
(February 22, 1897)
31,200,000 30,400,000 61,600,000
8 Washington Olympic National Park June 13, 2011
(February 22, 1897)
30,600,000 30,400,000 61,000,000
9 Mississippi Vicksburg National Military Park August 29, 2011
(February 21, 1899)
33,400,000 30,800,000 64,200,000
10 Oklahoma Chickasaw National Recreation Area November 14, 2011
(July 1, 1902)
69,400,000 73,800,000 143,200,000
2012 11 Puerto Rico El Yunque National Forest January 23, 2012
(January 17, 1903)
25,000,000 25,800,000 50,800,000
12 New Mexico Chaco Culture National Historical Park April 2, 2012
(March 11, 1907)
22,000,000 22,000,000 44,000,000
13 Maine Acadia National Park June 11, 2012
(July 8, 1916)
21,606,000 24,800,000 46,406,000
14 Hawaii Hawaii Volcanoes National Park August 27, 2012
(August 1, 1916)
78,600,000 46,200,000 124,800,000
15 Alaska Denali National Park November 5, 2012
(February 26, 1917)
166,600,000 135,400,000 302,000,000
2013 16 New Hampshire White Mountain National Forest January 28, 2013
(May 16, 1918)
107,600,000 68,800,000 176,400,000
17 Ohio Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial April 1, 2013
(March 3, 1919)
131,600,000 107,800,000 239,400,000
18 Nevada Great Basin National Park June 10, 2013
(January 24, 1922)
141,400,000 122,400,000 263,800,000
19 Maryland Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine August 26, 2013
(March 3, 1925)
151,400,000 120,000,000 271,400,000
20 South Dakota Mount Rushmore National Memorial November 4, 2013
(March 3, 1925)
272,400,000 231,800,000 504,200,000
2014 21 Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains National Park January 27, 2014
(May 22, 1926)
99,400,000 73,200,000 172,600,000
22 Virginia Shenandoah National Park April 7, 2014
(May 22, 1926)
197,800,000 112,800,000 310,600,000
23 Utah Arches National Park June 9, 2014
(April 12, 1929)
251,400,000 214,200,000 465,600,000
24 Colorado Great Sand Dunes National Park August 25, 2014
(March 17, 1932)
171,800,000 159,600,000 331,400,000
25 Florida Everglades National Park November 3, 2014
(May 30, 1934)
2015 26 Nebraska Homestead National Monument of America TBD January 26, 2015
(March 19, 1936)
27 Louisiana Kisatchie National Forest TBD April 6, 2015
(June 3, 1936)
28 North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway TBD June 8, 2015
(June 30, 1936)
29 Delaware Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge TBD August 31, 2015
(June 22, 1937)
30 New York Saratoga National Historical Park TBD November 2, 2015
(June 1, 1938)
2016 31 Illinois Shawnee National Forest TBD January 25, 2016
(September 6, 1939)
32 Kentucky Cumberland Gap National Historical Park TBD April 4, 2016
(June 11, 1940)
33 West Virginia Harpers Ferry National Historical Park TBD June 13, 2016
(June 30, 1944)
34 North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt National Park TBD August 29, 2016
(February 25, 1946)
35 South Carolina Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) TBD November 7, 2016
(April 28, 1948)
2017 36 Iowa Effigy Mounds National Monument TBD January 30, 2017
(October 25. 1949)
37 District of Columbia Frederick Douglass National Historic Site TBD April 3, 2017
(September 5, 1962)
38 Missouri Ozark National Scenic Riverways TBD June 12, 2017
(August 27, 1964)
39 New Jersey Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) TBD August 28, 2017
(May 11, 1965)
40 Indiana George Rogers Clark National Historical Park TBD November 6, 2017
(July 23, 1966)
2018 41 Michigan Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore TBD January 29, 2018
(October 15, 1966)
42 Wisconsin Apostle Islands National Lakeshore TBD April 2, 2018
(September 26, 1970)
43 Minnesota Voyageurs National Park TBD June 11, 2018
(January 8, 1971)
44 Georgia Cumberland Island National Seashore TBD August 27, 2018
(October 23, 1972)
45 Rhode Island Block Island National Wildlife Refuge TBD November 5, 2018
(April 12, 1973)
2019 46 Massachusetts Lowell National Historical Park TBD January 28, 2019
(June 5, 1978)
47 Northern Mariana Islands American Memorial Park TBD April 1, 2019
(August 18, 1978)
48 Guam War in the Pacific National Historical Park TBD June 10, 2019
(August 18, 1978)
49 Texas San Antonio Missions National Historical Park TBD August 26, 2019
(November 10, 1978)
50 Idaho Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness TBD November 4, 2019
(July 23, 1980)
2020 51 American Samoa National Park of American Samoa TBD January 27, 2020
(October 31, 1988)
52 Connecticut Weir Farm National Historic Site TBD April 6, 2020
(October 31, 1990)
53 U.S. Virgin Islands Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve TBD June 8, 2020
(February 24, 1992)
54 Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park TBD August 31, 2020
(August 26, 1992)
55 Kansas Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve TBD November 2, 2020
(November 12, 1996)
2021 56 Alabama Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site TBD January 25, 2021
(November 6, 1998)

Year map

The following map shows the years in which the selected National Park or site in each jurisdiction will be honored.
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) Indiana)
2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan) Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin) Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota) 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


  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 2014-11-17. 
  6. ^ "Mintage Totals – 2011". Retrieved 2014-11-17. 
  7. ^ "Mintage Totals - 2012". Retrieved 2014-11-17. 
  8. ^ "Mintage Totals - 2013". Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  9. ^ "Mintage Totals - 2014". Retrieved 2014-11-12. 

External links

  • H.R. 6184 (110th): America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008
  • United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Programs
  • America the Beautiful Quarters Official US Mint Site
Preceded by
DC & US Territories Quarters Program
America the Beautiful Quarters Program
Succeeded by
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