The United States Mint on Thursday, Nov. 5, released their 2020 Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Quarter Three-Coin Set for $11.50.
Included in the product are collector versions of quarters recognizing Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas. Two of the quarters are in an uncirculated finish and the other is in a proof finish. Specifically, the set includes:
- one 2020-S proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint,
- one 2020-P uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint and,
- one 2020-D uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint.
The coins’ shared design marks the 55th of the 56 created as a part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The program debuted in 2010 and has seen five unique quarters issued annually with each honoring a different site of national interest. The program will conclude next year with a coin emblematic of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama.
The three Tallgrass Prairie quarters are attached to a durable plastic presentation card which shows an image of the preserve on one side and information about the site and the included coins on the other.
Created by Emily Damstra and sculpted by Renata Gordon, Tallgrass Prairie quarter reverses (tails side) depict a Regal Fritillary butterfly in flight against Big Bluestem and Indian grasses iconic to the preserve. Surrounding inscriptions read: "TALLGRASS PRAIRIE," "KANSAS," "2020," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
Coins of the entire series bear the same obverse (heads side) portrait of George Washington. The effigy was originally designed by John Flanagan for the 1932 circulating quarter dollar. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "QUARTER DOLLAR."
A mintmark of ‘S,’ ‘P’ or ‘D’ also appears on the obverse indicating the production facility of the San Francisco Mint, the Philadelphia Mint or the Denver Mint, respectively.
Ordering and Early Sales
Tallgrass Prairie Quarter Three-Coin Sets may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint via its page dedicated to American the Beautiful products.
The Mint shows sales of the set reached 11,181 units through Sunday, Nov. 7.