2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Candidates: Pennsylvania, Montana, Washington, Mississippi, Oklahoma

The US Mint will release the 6th through 10th coins in its America the Beautiful Quarter Program beginning in 2011.

2011 America the Beautiful Quarter Design Candidates
2011 America the Beautiful Quarter Design Candidates

The 2011 quarter candidate designs were recently reviewed by various parties, including US Mint officials, the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Criteria for the designs, which are featured on each coin’s reverse (tails) side, states they must be emblematic and recognizable of the chosen sites. No maps, logos, or head-and-shoulders portrait of a person is allowed.

Using this criteria and coinage experience, the US Mint and its selected artists created several proposals for each site. Line art images of these by order of a site’s upcoming release in 2011 follow.

Pennsylvania: Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter Design PA-01
Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter Design PA-01 (Click to Enlarge)
Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter Design PA-02
Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter Design PA-02 (Click to Enlarge)
Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter Design PA-03
Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter Design PA-03 (Click to Enlarge)
Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter Design PA-04
Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter Design PA-04 (Click to Enlarge)

 

Montana: Glacier National Park Quarter

Glacier National Park Quarter Design MT-01
Glacier National Park Quarter Design MT-01 (Click to Enlarge)
Glacier National Park Quarter Design MT-02
Glacier National Park Quarter Design MT-02 (Click to Enlarge)
Glacier National Park Quarter Design MT-03
Glacier National Park Quarter Design MT-03 (Click to Enlarge)
 

 

Washington: Olympic National Park Quarter

Olympic National Park Quarter Design WA-01
Olympic National Park Quarter Design WA-01 (Click to Enlarge)
Olympic National Park Quarter Design WA-02
Olympic National Park Quarter Design WA-02 (Click to Enlarge)
Olympic National Park Quarter Design WA-03
Olympic National Park Quarter Design WA-03 (Click to Enlarge)
Olympic National Park Quarter Design WA-04
Olympic National Park Quarter Design WA-04 (Click to Enlarge)

 

Mississippi: Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter Design MS-01
Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter Design MS-01 (Click to Enlarge)
Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter Design MS-02
Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter Design MS-02 (Click to Enlarge)
Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter Design MS-03
Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter Design MS-03 (Click to Enlarge)
Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter Design MS-04
Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter Design MS-04 (Click to Enlarge)

 

Oklahoma: Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter Design OK-01
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter Design OK-01 (Click to Enlarge)
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter Design OK-02
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter Design OK-02 (Click to Enlarge)
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter Design OK-03
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter Design OK-03 (Click to Enlarge)
 

 

 

The America the Beautiful Quarter Program pays tribute to 56 US National Sites in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The series started in 2010 with the release of five new circulating commemorative quarters per year, each honoring a national park or national site, and runs until 2021.

The obverse, or heads side, of each quarter continues to feature George Washington’s portrait, as it has done since 1932. The reverse of each coin depicts an image of one of the chosen national sites. The order the sites are honored was determined by the order in which the federal government took control of a site.

For more information on the year’s quarters, read 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters.

2 thoughts on “2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Candidates: Pennsylvania, Montana, Washington, Mississippi, Oklahoma”

  1. i am a big fan of new coins . good job so far. please don’t let the next five be a flop.meaning boring designs. i am a big fan of the civil war . and am looking forword the gettysgurg and vicksburg quarters. the gettysburg was the turing point of the war ,soldiers in action would bring home the that point . as well as iron clads and the impotants of the navy in the civil war. ( vicksburg) gate ways to parks do not do this program justes . when it come s to america or its history. plaese don’t disapoint us . in choosing boring designs. for the saik of the program at large?

  2. I like collecting quarters, but where can i get the quarters in in rolls of $10?
    I would want to have a $10 dollar roll of every design of 2009,2010 and 2011 and more in the future in a fair price.
    If you know a place to go to get these quarters in a regular price leave a comment.
    its cause i don’t have enough money to order them online.

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