Category Archives: Quarter Designs

2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs

Last week the United States Mint unveiled designs for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters honoring national sites in Nebraska, Louisiana, North Carolina, Delaware and New York.

Designs for 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters
8 of the 44 designs created for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters

There are forty-four in total. These will be pared down to five by the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury following reviews by organizations such as Continue reading 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs

2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Candidates

Design candidates for the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters were reviewed late last year by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and Citizen’s Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).

2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Candidates
Five of the twenty-nine 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters design candidates

A consensus proved elusive for the two bodies as they selected just two of the same designs. Then again, there were twenty-nine design candidates to consider. Continue reading 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Candidates

2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs

Reverse designs for the 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters were unveiled by the United States Mint today, December 10, 2012.

2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs

Currently, the designs are only available as line-art images but they offer an impressive level of detail as to what the next five releases in the America the Beautiful Quarters® series will look like. Continue reading 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs

2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs

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.

2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs
Final designs for the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters were selected. Larger images and quarter release dates are provided below.

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

2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs

The United States Mint revealed images of the final designs for the new 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters on Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs
2011 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

2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Candidates

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.

2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs

The 2012 quarters honor 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. Continue reading 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Candidates

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters Released in Arizona Ceremony

The fourth of this year’s five America the Beautiful Quarters was ceremoniously launched Tuesday by officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service.

Grand Canyon National Park Quarter Ceremony
Officials release the Grand Canyon National Park Quarter with Style. From left to right, A. Brent Chase, Native American performer; Steve Martin, Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent; Renée Bahl, Arizona State Parks Director; Scott Thybony, Author and Historian; Ed Moy, US Mint Director, and the Pollen Trail Dancers.

Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park Quarter was introduced into circulation on Monday, September 20, and on Tuesday, September 21, it received its official welcome at the National Park itself.

Take out the wind and the day could not have been better, as the ceremonial coin pour occurred before mostly sunny skies and a background of the Grand Canyon itself. Continue reading Grand Canyon National Park Quarters Released in Arizona Ceremony

2010 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs

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.

 
Hot Springs National Park Quarter Design
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Yellowstone National Park Quarter Design
Yellowstone National Park Quarter Design - Click to Enlarge
Yosemite National Park Quarter Design
Yosemite National Park Quarter Design - Click to Enlarge
 

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.

   
Grand Canyon National Park Quarter Design
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Mt. Hood National Park Quarter Design
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All were given time to speak and all praised the new program and the results it might achieve. Continue reading 2010 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs

America the Beautiful Quarters Designs Unveiled March 24, 2010

The U.S. Mint will reveal the final five designs for the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters on March 24, 2010, according to a news media advisory.

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:

  • Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas,
  • Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming,
  • Yosemite National Park in California,
  • Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, and
  • Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon.

The Mint unveiled the design candidates for these coins last year, which consisted of 19 proposals in total — three for Yellowstone, and four each for Hot Spring, Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Mount Hood. Continue reading America the Beautiful Quarters Designs Unveiled March 24, 2010

CCAC 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Recommendations

2011 America the Beautiful Quarter Design Candidates

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.

The body looked at 18 design proposals for the five 2011 quarters, which honor 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 CCAC 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Recommendations