2019 America the Beautiful Quarter Images and Release Dates

by Mike Unser on November 16, 2018 · 0 comments

The United States Mint published images and release dates for the five 2019 quarters that recognize four national historical parks and one wilderness respectively located in Massachusetts, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Texas and Idaho.

2019 America the Beautiful Quarters

The U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Quarters® for 2019 honor Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts, American Memorial Park in Northern Mariana Islands, War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas, and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho

They represent the 46th through 50th coins from the U.S. Mint’s program of America the Beautiful Quarters®. The series calls for one quarter celebrating a site in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. A combined 56 sites will be honored by end of the program in 2021.

Release dates and the locations commemorated on the 2019-dated quarters are:

  • Feb. 4, 2019 – Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts.
  • April 1, 2019 – American Memorial Park in Northern Mariana Islands.
  • June 6, 2019 – War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam.
  • Aug. 26, 2019 – San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas.
  • Nov. 4, 2019 – Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho.

The U.S. Mint unveiled line art images for these quarters in August, describing their designs and disclosing the artists who created them. More than six dozen candidate designs were in the running before the final five selections were made.

Designs for 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters and 5 oz Silver Coins

Original line-art images for the reverse designs on the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters and the companion 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins

Each of the 2019 quarters will begin their journey into general circulation on the above published dates, and all of them will be minted at the facilities in Denver and Philadelphia. The San Francisco Mint also produces quarters but only for specially packaged numismatic products. The U.S. Mint throughout 2019 will sell quarters struck from all three locations in several products, including:

  • rolls and bags of them in circulating quality,
  • circulating versions in coin sets,
  • uncirculated editions in annual sets, and
  • proof versions in annual sets.

The U.S. Mint will also use the same designs on companion bullion and collector coins that are composed from five ounces of 99.9% fine silver and struck to a diameter of 3 inches. CoinNews will talk more about these larger coins and each new quarter product when they become available.

2019 Quarter Images

U.S. Mint-published images and brief descriptions of the five designs appearing on the reverse or tails side of the quarters are presented below.

Lowell National Historical Park (Massachusetts)

The design depicts a mill girl working at a power loom with its prominent circular bobbin battery. A view of Lowell, including the Boott Mill clock tower, is seen through the window. Inscriptions include "LOWELL," "MASSACHUSETTS," "2019" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

Lowell National Historical Park Quarter

Lowell National Historical Park Quarter

Designer: Joel Iskowitz

Sculptor-Engraver: Phebe Hemphill

American Memorial Park (Northern Mariana Islands)

This design depicts a young Chamorro woman in traditional dress at the front of the Flag Circle and Court of Honor. She is resting her hand on the plaque whose text honors the sacrifice of those who died in the liberation of Saipan. Inscriptions are "AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK," "N. MARIANA ISLANDS," "2019," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

American Memorial Park Quarter

American Memorial Park Quarter

Designer: Donna Weaver

Sculptor-Engraver: Phebe Hemphill

War in the Pacific National Historical Park (Guam)

The design portrays American forces coming ashore at Asan Bay, strengthening the number of troops on the island in the fight for Guam and its eventual liberation. Inscriptions are "WAR IN THE PACIFIC," "GUAM," "2019," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter

War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter

Designer: Joel Iskowitz

Sculptor-Engraver: Michael Gaudioso

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Texas)

This design depicts elements of the Spanish Colonial Real coin to pay tribute to the missions. Within the quadrants are symbols of the missions: wheat symbolizes farming, the arches and bell symbolize community, a lion represents Spanish cultural heritage, and a symbol of the San Antonio River represents irrigation methods and life-sustaining resources. Inscriptions are "SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS," "TEXAS," "2019," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter

Designer: Chris Costello

Sculptor-Engraver: Joseph Menna

Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho)

This design depicts a piloted drift boat on the rushing river encompassed by the trees and rock formations of the Wilderness. Inscriptions are "RIVER OF NO RETURN," "WILDERNESS," "IDAHO," "2019," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Quarter

Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Quarter

Designer: Emily Damstra

Sculptor-Engraver: Renata Gordon

Quarter Obverses

America the Beautiful coinage share the same obverse design, a portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan. This image has appeared on quarter-dollars since 1932. The portrait underwent digital enhancements in 2010 to bring out more of the beauty of the original model.

For information about past releases from the series, visit our news section on quarters.

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