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.

Cumberland Gap Quarter Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Public ForumThe United States Mint and the National Park Service will officially introduce the newest America the Beautiful Quarter which depicts Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The Gap is located at the border between Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. Kentucky selected the site for commemoration on its quarter.

This year’s second quarter ceremony takes place at the park’s visitor center on April 11, 2016 […]


2016 America the Beautiful Silver Quarters in Proof SetThe United States Mint at noon today started selling its latest product for coin collectors which features 2016 quarters in 90% silver and 10% copper. Labeled the America the Beautiful Quarters 2016 Silver Proof Set, this collection contains silver coins honoring the national sites in Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Dakota and South Carolina.

Notably, this year’s set is probably the last to hold coins composed of 90% silver, but more on that later. Found within it are proofs honoring […]


2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set RelaunchesThe United States Mint at noon ET today will resume sales of the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set. The set of five proof quarters originally launched on Jan. 11 but the U.S. Mint suspended their sales after discovering a printing error on the packaging.

According to the Mint, boxes that held the quarters showed an incorrect image for Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky […]

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Three-Coin Set of 2016 Shawnee National Forest QuartersToday, Feb. 22, the United States Mint started selling three-coin sets of Shawnee quarters. Coins of the set commemorate the national forest in Illinois, and feature a reverse design emblematic of it.

This latest America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set is the first release for this year and the 31st overall in the 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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