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2018 America the Beautiful Quarters

2018 America the Beautiful Quarter

2018 America the Beautiful Quarters are the ninth year of coins from the United States Mint quarters series that honors American sites. The featured coins, and in the order they will be released for the year include:

  1. Michigan2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter

  2. Wisconsin2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter

  3. Minnesota2018 Voyageurs National Park Quarter

  4. Georgia 2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter

  5. Rhode Island 2018 Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Quarter

Fifty-six new quarters dollars will be released under the complete United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program, with five appearing each year from 2010 to 2021. The reverses of all the quarters honor national parks or other national places of interest, with one site selected from each state, D.C. and the five US Territories.

The program is operated similarly to the successful 50-State Quarters Program which the United States Mint ran from 1999-2008, and the short one-year follow-up in 2009 called the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program. Continue reading 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters

2017 America the Beautiful Quarters

2017 America the Beautiful Quarter

When the five 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters are released, the series of coins that celebrate the beauty of American sites will be nearly three-quarters compete, with a full eight years of history. The coins released for the year, the location of the site, and in the order they will be available are:

  1. Iowa2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument Quarter

  2. District of Columbia2017 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter

  3. Missouri2017 Ozark National Scenic Riverways Quarter

  4. New Jersey 2017 Ellis Island National Monument Quarter

  5. Indiana 2017 George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Quarter

This program encompasses 56 new quarters that are released at a rate of five per year beginning in 2010 and ending in 2021. Each of these new quarters honors a site with "national interest" in each state, DC and the five US Territories. The release order for the coins is based on the date in which the site came under the control of the federal government.

The obverse of each quarter will still contain John Flanagan’s portrait of the first President of the United States, George Washington (as modified by William Cousins). The reverse will feature a design emblematic of the chosen location. Final selections for the five 2017 reverse designs will probably be released shortly before that years first coin is issued.

More information on the sites the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters celebrate follow: Continue reading 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters

2016 America the Beautiful Quarter

The United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program begins its seventh year with the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters that honor the sites of a forest, monument and three parks. The coins released for the year, the location of the site, and in the order they will be available are:

  1. Illinois2016 Shawnee National Forest Quarter

  2. Kentucky2016 Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

  3. West Virginia2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

  4. North Dakota 2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter

  5. South Carolina 2016 Fort Sumter National Monument Quarter

Each of these national parks or nationals sites will be featured on the reverse, or tails side, of a new quarter dollar issued in intervals throughout 2016. The final design selections will probably not be released until shortly before the year’s first coin is launched, although design candidates are likely to be available for review by 2015. The obverse, however, will still contain a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who has been featured on the quarter since 1932.

Under the series program, which was authorized by the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-456), one site of national interest has been chosen from each state, the District of Columbia and the five territories — the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. In total, 56 new quarter dollars will be struck between the years of 2010 and 2021, with five released annually.

More information on the sites the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters celebrate can be found below:
Continue reading 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters

2015 America the Beautiful Quarters

2015 America the Beautiful Quarter

Marking the sixth year in a quarter-dollar coin series that honors national parks and sites are the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters. The coins released for the year, the location of the site, and in the order they will be available are:

  1. Nebraska2015 Homestead America Park Quarter

  2. Louisiana2015 Kisatchie National Forest Quarter

  3. North Carolina2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter

  4. Delaware 2015 Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter

  5. New York 2015 Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter

These coins are just five of the 56 new quarter dollars issued in a series which started in 2010 and runs until 2021. Through the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program, one site of national interest from each state, the District of Columbia and the five US Territories was chosen to be featured on the reverse of a quarter dollar.

Final design selections for the reverse of each coin will probably not be known until near the beginning of the year in which they will be featured. The obverse, however, will still contain John Flanagan’s portrait of the first President of the United States, George Washington (as modified by William Cousins). Washington has been featured on the quarter dollar since 1932.

More information on the sites commemorated by the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters follows: Continue reading 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters

2014 America the Beautiful Quarters

2014 America the Beautiful Quarters are the fourth year of coins from the United States Mint series that commemorates national parks and national sites throughout the U.S. and its territories.

Images of the five 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters
Reverses of the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters

An image of all five coins is shown above, as well as further below. The name of the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters, the order of their release, their release dates, and the location (states) of the honored sites are: Continue reading 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters

2013 America the Beautiful Quarters

2013 America the Beautiful Quarters are the fourth set of coins from the United States Mint quarters series that honors 56 American national sites or national parks.

Reverses of 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters
Reverses of 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters

As depicted in the image above, the featured 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters and in the order of their release for the year include: Continue reading 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters

2012 America the Beautiful Quarters

2012 America the Beautiful Quarters are the third set of annual coins from the United States Mint series that honors national parks and other national sites.

Designs for 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters
Designs for 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters. Larger images may be seen below.

Designs for the coins were revealed by the United States Mint on December 8, 2011. Featured quarters, and in the order they will be released for the year include:

These five sites are the eleventh through the fifteenth locations to be honored in the program which releases five quarters a year celebrating the beauty of the United States of America and its territories.

The first President of the United States, George Washington, is featured on the obverse of each coin. Washington has been on the quarter dollar since 1932 and the original John Flanagan portrait is still used today (with some slight modifications done by William Cousins).

The selected national site is featured on the reverse of the quarters with the release schedule determined by the order in which the federal government took control of that site. Thus, as the Hot Springs National Park area in Arkansas came under the control of the federal government in 1832, it was the first coin to be released in 2010. Conversely, the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site was established in 1998, so it will be the last coin in the series and not appear until 2021. Continue reading 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters

2011 America the Beautiful Quarters

2011 America the Beautiful Quarter Obverse

The 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters are the second year of coins to be issued under an 11-year program dedicated to honoring some of the most scenic or historic sites in the country, and U.S. territories. Featured coins, and in the order they will be released during the year are:

  1. Pennsylvania2011 Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter

  2. Montana2011 Glacier National Park Quarter

  3. Washington2011 Olympic National Park Quarter

  4. Mississippi 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter

  5. Oklahoma 2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter

Those somewhat familiar with American coinage may recall the recent 50-State Quarter Program which the United States Mint ran from 1999-2008 (with the D.C. & U.S. Territories program in 2009). Capitalizing on the success of those series, the America the Beautiful Quarters Program will be run in the same fashion.

Run by the US Mint, the program was authorized by Congress under the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008. The Act requires the production of five quarters a year, each with a new reverse design, to run from the years 2010-2021. Continue reading 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Guide

As many in the collector community already know, but few in the general public yet realize, a new multi-year series of coins is set to debut in 2010 from the United States Mint. Known as the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, the series highlights the beauty of the nation by showcasing sites of national interest throughout the land.

Even though this program is just premiering, the US Mint is no stranger to multi-year quarter campaign. The America the Beautiful Program follows the immensely successful 50-State Quarters series which ran from 1999 to 2008, which was right before the District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Program in 2009.

In keeping with tradition, the new series follows the same general format as its predecessors. Namely, five quarters (each with new reverse designs) will be issued annually until the end of the promotion which is slated to be 2021. (See the 2010 Quarter Design Candidates.)

According to the provisions in the law authorizing the series (America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008), each new reverse will feature a national park or other site of national interest with the proviso that there is one from each state, the District of Columbia and the five United States territories. The law also stipulates that the coins be released in the order in which the honored site came under the direct control of the United States government. Continue reading 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Guide