America the Beautiful Quarters Program
Beginning in 2010, the United States Mint will issue 56 quarter-dollar coins featuring designs depicting national parks and other national sites as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program.
The five quarters to be released in 2010 will honor 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. Check out the America the Beautiful Quarters National Site Register to find out which national site in your state or U.S. territory was selected.
Each coin in the series features a common obverse (heads side) with the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, which has been restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST
and QUARTER DOLLAR.
Each year, the public will see five new national site designs depicted on the reverse (tails side) of America the Beautiful Quarters. The United States Mint will issue these quarters in the order in which the honored site was first established as a national site.
Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner selected the list of sites to be honored after consulting with the governor or other chief executive of each host jurisdiction and Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar, in accordance with authorizing legislation and the site selection process.
Official United States Mint products featuring these new quarter-dollar coins include an America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™, America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™, 100-coin America the Beautiful Quarters bags, and America the Beautiful Quarters two-roll sets. Customers may sign up for these products through the Online Subscription Program.
Silver Bullion Quarters
The United States Mint will also mint and issue unique silver bullion quarter-dollar coins that are exact duplicates of each of the America the Beautiful Quarters. The bullion coins will be made of .999 fine silver, have a diameter of three inches and weigh five ounces. The fineness and weight will be edge-incused on the bullion coins. The United States Mint will issue these coins under the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program. Each silver bullion coin will be available for sale during the year in which its corresponding circulating quarter-dollar coin is issued.