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.

Rolls and bags of the first 2010 America the Beautiful Quarter will be released on April 19, 2010, the United States Mint said this week. If tradition holds, this will also be the day the coins are officially released into circulation. The first of the 56 quarters in the new 11-year program will honor a […]

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America the Beautiful QuarterFollowing last week’s article series by CoinNews that reviewed each of the major United States Mint products that include America the Beautiful Quarters, the U.S. Mint has stepped forth and answered a key unknown question for each.

The Mint has announced prices for the 2010 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set; 2010 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set; 2010 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set; 2010 United States Mint Proof Set; and 2010 United States Mint Silver Proof Set.

A summary of each of the products and their prices follow:

  • The 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set is the first major numismatic product out of the gate to feature the new quarters. The set includes clad versions of each of the five quarters. Each bears the "S" mint mark denoting production at the US Mint at San Francisco. As proofs, the coins uniquely feature brilliant, mirror-like surfaces and sharp detail. The coins are composed of 91.67 percent copper, 8.33 percent nickel. With a preliminary release date of May scheduled, the US Mint has set the price for this set at $14.95. That is the same pricing as last year’s set, although there was one more quarter in 2009.

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The fifth major numismatic product to contain this year’s five America the Beautiful Quarters™ is the 2010 Silver Proof Set. It also includes the collector versions of this year’s nine other circulating coins, for a grand total of 14 coins. The set went on sale August 26, 2010, at noon Eastern Time. As the name […]

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The United States Mint introduced a new series of coins as a follow-up to the successful 50-State Quarters and last year’s District of Columbia & US Territories Quarters. Dubbed the America the Beautiful Quarters™, these new strikes will also be included within several major numismatic products released by the Mint, including the 2010 United States […]

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The 2010 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® is the third major US Mint product that will include the first five issues in the premiering America the Beautiful Quarters Program, as well as the four newly designed $1 coins — to include the already popular Presidential Lincoln Dollar. The official release date for the 2010 […]

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The new 11-year series entitled America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuts from the United States Mint this year with five newly designed quarters. The U.S. Mint’s second major numismatic product of the year to contain these coins is the 2010 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™. The quarters contained within are […]

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The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuts this year. The first major numismatic product out of the gate to feature the coins will be the 2010 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™. Since the law authorizing the new quarters is relatively new and the US Mint had a substantial amount of "catch […]

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America the Beautiful QuarterNext year’s America the Beautiful Quarter design candidates have already been created and reviewed, although the final selections for this year’s reverse designs are yet to be announced.

The 2011 quarters will release into circulation like the United States Mint favors, versus the accelerated time-frame the public will witness for 2010 quarters

The legislation approving the new park and site quarters was only signed into law by President George W. Bush on December 23, 2008. (Read about the recent coin forum where US Mint Director Moy discusses quarters.)

As a result, before this year’s designs came to fruition, the US Mint had to first go through the process of actually creating the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, line up the 56 national park and other national sites to be honored, coordinate with the overseeing authority for each site, and get production and other Mint procedures ramped up — all in span of a few months.

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Five popular sites from five different U.S. states will be honored in 2011 on the reverse side of Washington quarters.

2011 America the Beautiful Quarter Design Candidates

Listed in the order of their release, the sites will be Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, Glacier National Park in Montana, Olympic National Park in Washington, Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi, and Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma.

These five newly designed quarters are part of the quarter series that begins in 2010 and is called the America the Beautiful Quarter Program. They are much like the popular 50 State Quarters Program, touted by the US Mint as the "most successful coin initiative in US history" and produced between 1999 and 2008. The difference is the America the Beautiful Quarter Program features 56 US National Sites.

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On the eve of the 2010 Lincoln cent launch ceremony in Springfield, Illinois, United States Mint Director Ed Moy met with about 60 coin enthusiasts at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, where he answered questions and shared information about the US Mint and its coin programs.

United States Mint Director Ed Moy at Springfield, Illinois Coin Forum

Topics included, among other things, coin release dates, designs, expected 2010 mintages for dimes, nickels and pennies, American eagles, commemoratives and the new quarters and silver bullion coins. This first article installment focuses on Mr. Moy’s answers to specific questions regarding America the Beautiful Quarters.

There is also an interesting response to CoinNews’ Rhonda Kay’s question regarding America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins. Moy describes some of the challenges in striking the five-ounce silver coins, a delay in getting them out the door, and whether they will ever be sold as a numismatic product.

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