Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Quarters for Vermont in Three-Coin Set

by Darrin Lee Unser on October 20, 2020 · 0 comments

The United States Mint released today its latest collector product featuring America the Beautiful quarter dollars. The 2020 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter Three-Coin Set is now available for $11.50.

2020 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter Three-Coin Set

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter Three-Coin Set (front and back). This product is the fourth of five for 2020 and the fifty-fourth overall in the U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™.

The quarters in the set recognize Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park located in the state of Vermont. This particular design is the 54th of 56 completed as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller takes its name from three previous owners of the land:

  • author George Perkins Marsh who was among the first in the nation to foster the idea of land stewardship;
  • Frederick Billings who purchased it from the Marsh family and continued the conservation philosophy with a managed forest and progressive dairy farm; and
  • Mary French Rockefeller (Billings’ granddaughter) and husband Laurance Spelman Rockefeller who donated the land to the national park service.

The park is located near Woodstock, VT and includes 643 acres. It is also adjacent to the Billings Farm and Museum which shares some amenities with the park.

As for the set, two of its quarters are in an uncirculated finish and the other is in a proof finish. (In September, U.S. Mint released rolls and bags of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller quarters in regular circulation quality.) The set includes the following three numismatic strikes:

  • one 2020-P uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint
  • one 2020-D uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint
  • one 2020-S proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint

Each quarter is attached to the same durable plastic card which offers a picturesque image of the park. The back of the card offers brief information about the park, the coins themselves and a certificate of authenticity.

2020 National Park of American Samoa Quarter Three-Coin Set

Quarters in three-coin sets are presented on attractive plastic cards, like the one shown in the above CoinNews photo of this year’s first set for the National Park of American Samoa Quarter. They are issued as part of the U.S. Mint’s much larger America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The program debuted in 2010 and has seen five new releases annually each honoring a different site of national interest. One site was chosen from each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories.

Designed by Donna Weaver, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller quarter reverses depict an image of a young girl planting a Norway spruce seedling near a mature tree, continuing the life cycle of the forest. Michael Gaudioso completed the design sculpting. Inscriptions encircling the image read: "LAND STEWARDSHIP," "MARSH-BILLINGS-ROCKEFELLER," "VERMONT," "2020" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

2020-P Uncirculated Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter

This CoinNews photo shows an uncirculated 2020 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical quarter that was issued earlier as a part of a different set. The set issued today includes two of these uncirculated quarters — one from the Philadelphia Mint and one from the Denver Mint — as well as a proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint.


Photo of 2020 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter

This CoinNews photo shows a proof Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park quarter from the San Francisco Mint, one of which is included in an earlier released U.S. Mint product that features all five 2020-dated quarters in a proof set. The set issued today also includes one of these proof quarters as well as two uncirculated quarters.

All coins in the 56-coin America the Beautiful series bear the same obverse (heads side) portrait of George Washington. The portrait, originally completed by John Flanagan, is surrounded by the inscriptions of "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "QUARTER DOLLAR."

Mintmarks of P, D, or S appear on obverses indicative of the coin’s facility of production.

Ordering

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Three-Coin Sets may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint via its page dedicated to American the Beautiful products.

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