The United States Mint has published images of the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters which mark the sixth through tenth issues in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
Until recently, only coin designs in line art form were available for the five quarters and those were selected by the Treasury Secretary after 18 design candidates were reviewed.
The quarter-dollars honor, in the order of their release, 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.
Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter Image (Pennsylvania)
The Gettysburg National Military Park coin portrays the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument located on the battle line of the Union Army at Cemetery Ridge. It was designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. The expected release date through Federal Reserve Banks is January 24, 2011.
Glacier National Park Quarter Image (Montana)
The Glacier National Park coin shows a view of the northeast slope of Mount Reynolds towering in the background. The foreground depicts a mountain goat climbing over the rocky slopes of the park’s high country. The scene was designed by Barbara Fox and sculpted by Charles Vickers. The expected release date through Federal Reserve Banks is April 4, 2011.
Olympic National Park Quarter Image (Washington)
The Olympic National Park coin portrays a Roosevelt elk standing on a gravel river bar of the Hoh River. Mount Olympus is shown in the background. It was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso. The expected release date through Federal Reserve Banks is June 13, 2011.
Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter Image (Mississippi)
The Vicksburg National Military Park coin depicts the U.S.S. Cairo on the Yazoo River as it would have been seen when it served the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. It was designed by Thomas Cleveland and sculpted by Joseph Menna. The expected release date through Federal Reserve Banks is August 29, 2011.
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter Image (Oklahoma)
The Chickasaw National Recreation Area coin shows Lincoln Bridge which was built of limestone and dedicated in 1909 to celebrate the centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The image was designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Jim Licaretz. The expected release date through Federal Reserve Banks is November 14, 2011.
The same images used for the circulating quarter-dollars will be featured on the following 2011-dated US Mint products:
- Investment-grade 5-ounce America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins
- Collector 5-ounce America Beautiful Silver Uncirculated Coins
- 2011 Proof Set
- Uncirculated 2011 Mint Set
- America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set
- The five Quarter Three-Coin sets
- America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set
- America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set
- Silver Proof Set (90% silver)
- America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (90% silver)
The America the Beautiful Quarters series is a 12 year program which debuted in 2010 and will last until at least 2021. A total of 56 different national parks and other sites will be honored at a rate of five each year. Those sites will all be located in the United States or its territories.