America the Beautiful Quarters News & Information

The United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program honors national parks and other national sites in each U.S. state, territory and in the District of Columbia. Between 2010 and 2021, and at a rate of five each year, the American the Beautiful Quarters series will feature a series of rotating reverse designs that are emblematic of the site honored. Major coin news and information articles are linked in the table below that shows the quarter sites by year of release and location:


The following CoinNews articles provide all of the latest news and information on America the Beautiful Quarters, including releases, quarter images, quarter designs, quarter mintages and the availability of coins in U.S. Mint bags and rolls. Also, see sister site National Park Quarters that is dedicated to the quarter-dollar series.

Shawnee Quarter Launch Ceremony HighlightsShawnee National Forest quarters were introduced to the public Thursday, Feb. 4, at a ceremonial event held in Southeastern Illinois College’s Deaton Gymnasium in Harrisburg, Illinois.

More than 1,300 packed into the gym for the official launch ceremony, including some 550 schoolchildren. After the ceremony, kids received a new, shiny Shawnee quarter for free while many adults swapped cash for $10 rolls of the new coin […]


New Release Dates for 2016 Quarters SetsThe United States Mint published new on-sale dates for their clad and silver proof sets of 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters.

Clad sets will return for sale on Feb. 23. They originally launched on Jan. 11 for $14.95 but soon had their sales suspended after a printing mistake was discovered on packaging […]


2016 Shawnee National Forest Quarters LaunchThe United States Mint on Monday started selling rolls and bags of America the Beautiful Quarters commemorating Shawnee National Forest in Illinois. This quarter features the first of the five designs for 2016 and marks the 31st release since the series began in 2010.

Shawnee quarters also entered circulation on Monday but don’t expect to see them there any time soon. Banks cannot order quarters by design […]


Shawnee Quarter Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Public ForumThe U.S. Mint and the U.S. Forest Service will officially introduce the America the Beautiful Quarter commemorating Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. This year’s first quarter ceremony takes place at Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg, IL on Feb. 4, 2016.

Surrounding the official launch ceremony is a coin forum the night before the main event and a coin exchange right after it […]


2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Released in Proof SetEarlier today, Jan. 11, the United States Mint released its newest product for coin collectors, the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set for $14.95.

This product is the first opportunity to get all five 2016-dated quarters featuring unique artwork that commemorate the following national sites […]


US Mint Releases Lesson Plans for 2016 QuartersEducators can now download free lessons plans based on this year’s five America the Beautiful Quarters and their designs, the United States Mint announced today.

The U.S. Mint offers educational lessons on coins from the Lincoln cent to the series of Presidential dollars […]

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Three-Coin Set of 2015 Saratoga QuartersToday, Dec. 1, the United States Mint started selling three-coin sets of Saratoga quarters. Coins of the set commemorate the national historical park in New York.

This latest America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set is the fifth and final one for this year, and it is the 30th overall in the series […]


2015 Saratoga Quarters Launch in US Mint ProductsAt noon ET today, Nov. 30, the United States Mint started taking orders for rolls and bags of America the Beautiful Quarters commemorating Saratoga National Historical Park in New York. This quarter features the last of the five designs for 2015 and marks the 30th overall in the series.

While Saratoga quarters launched into circulation on Nov. 16 and were ceremoniously introduced to the public on Nov. 17, many will buy them directly from the U.S. Mint. There’s a lot of chance and time involved in finding them elsewhere […]


Saratoga Quarter Launch Ceremony HighlightsOn Tuesday, Nov. 17, officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service introduced the new Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter. The coin is the last of five quarters for 2015 and the 30th overall in the series of America the Beautiful Quarters.

The launch ceremony was held in Schuylerville, New York, just a few miles from the historical site commemorated on the coin […]


2016 Fort Moultrie Quarter PhotosQuarters commemorating Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument of South Carolina enter circulation in late 2016. In addition to those struck for general circulation at the U.S. Mint facilities in Denver and Philadelphia, the U.S. Mint in San Francisco also produces a version in proof for inclusion in special collector sets.

During a recent visit to the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco, we were lucky enough to […]