The United States Mint unveiled images of the final designs for the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters. Although the images at this point are artwork displaying the designs, exceptional detail is shown. The 2012 quarters celebrate the following national sites: El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Acadia National Park in Maine, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii and Denali National Park in Alaska.
The coins represent the third year for the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program which feature five new designs annually on the coins’ reverses that are emblematic of selected national sites in every state, U.S. territory, and the District of Columbia (D.C.). Continue reading 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs→
The America the Beautiful Quarters® feature Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, Glacier National Park in Montana, Olympic National Park in Washington, Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi, and Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma. Continue reading 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs→
Design candidates for the upcoming 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters are now available for public review. The designs are emblematic of the five sites of national interest selected to be released in 2012 as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
In a ceremony that took less than an hour to complete, the United States Mint today (March 24, 2010) officially unveiled the first five designs for the new America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
US Mint Director Ed Moy hosted several dignitaries to the event including Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, U.S. Representative Mike Castle, U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, writer and producer Dayton Duncan and Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Harris Sherman.
2010 is the inaugural year for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program that will include 56 coins bearing different reverse (tails side) designs until 2021. The first five coins in the program honor the following National Parks and National Site:
The U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarter design candidates for 2011 have been released and appraised by Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The CCAC is one of the entities responsible for reviewing all US coinage and medal designs.
The CCAC serves, according to its Web site, as "an informed, experienced and impartial resource to the Secretary of the Treasury and represents the interests of American citizens and collectors." The Treasury Secretary is the ultimate authority, and makes the final selections for all the new quarter-dollars, as well as other coins.