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.

American FlagAccording to the lawyers at the U.S. Mint, the term "America the Beautiful" cannot be used when referring to the quarter series without noting that it is a trademark.

Coin World is reporting that Numismatic Guarantee Corporation will change the labels they use on certified 2010 quarters to remove "America The Beautiful" from across the top because the lawyers at the U.S. Mint complained.

According to registered trademark number 77823874, the trademark is for the term America the Beautiful Quarter™ with the disclaimer "No claim is made to the exclusive right to use America or Quarters apart from the mark as shown."

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The Yellowstone National Park Quarter, the second of fifty-six coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program, launches this week.         Yellowstone National Park, located primarily in the state of Wyoming, has the distinction of being named the first national park in the U.S. when it was so designated on March 1, […]

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2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof SetThe United States Mint today at noon Eastern Time released the 2010 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ for $32.95.

The offering is the first to include America the Beautiful Quarters that are struck in 90 percent silver, which is a reason the set is priced substantially higher than the clad quarters version that launched on May 13, 2010 for $14.95.

In fact, the silver set’s five proof coins are composed of 0.904 ounces of silver. At the current silver spot of $18.47 an ounce, their intrinsic value alone is presently worth $16.70.

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The United States Mint this morning released production figures for the Hot Springs National Park Quarter — the first issue in the new America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program.

2010 Hot Springs National Park Quarter
2010 Hot Springs National Park Quarter – Obverse and Reverse

The mintage total for the quarter is 59.6 million, with 29 million struck in Denver and 30.6 million from Philadelphia.

While the U.S. Mint clearly indicates that the numbers are preliminary and that the final ones will be issued in January 2011, the current levels represent the lowest of any quarter in decades — from either Mint facility.

Coin production has plunged in parallel with the American economic downturn, but did begin to somewhat pick up in April. More coins were struck during the month than in any other in 2010. It was also the first time that any nickels had been minted since July 2009.

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The United States Mint on Thursday afternoon officially announced that the 2010 US Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set will launch on May 27 at noon Eastern Time (ET) for a price of $32.95.

2010 US Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

The set is the second of the year to feature the first five America the Beautiful Quarters™. The first was the clad 2010 proof version issued on May 13, 2010, for a price of $14.95. The debuting sales figures for these were released by the Mint on Wednesday.

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America the Beautiful Quarters Proof SetThe debuting sales figures for the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set have just been released by the United States Mint, and they are stronger than the opening sales from the prior issue.

The first set to contain America the Beautiful Quarters went on sale Thursday, May 13, 2010. By Sunday, 75,558 were scooped up by coin collectors and other enthusiasts.

As a comparison of some measure, the still available 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Proof Set launched on an earlier Monday (January 5, 2009). Their opening sales figures through to the following Sunday was 78,015, which is only 2,457 more despite the included 3 extra days.

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The ceremonial release for the 2010 Yellowstone National Park Quarter will occur on June 3, at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time, the United States Mint revealed today.

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The 2010 Yellowstone National Park Quarter will launch in a ceremony held at Old Faithful Inn, which is adjacent to the Old Faithful Geyser. (NPS photo)

The coin marks the second release in the new America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program which honors national parks and other national sites throughout the U.S. and its territories.

The Yellowstone quarter ceremony will be held at the Old Faithful Inn — a famous National Historic Landmark that was first built more than a century ago. Old Faithful Geyser, which is depicted on the quarter-dollar, may be viewed from areas by the inn.

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New 2010 America the Beautiful QuartersIn a move that will perk collectors’ interests before the weekend, the United States Mint today announced three new product offerings via their subscription service that include strikes from the America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program which debuted this year.

Named the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set, the America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set and the America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set, these collections offer buyers additional combinations of fresh strikes that may have been difficult to obtain in the past or required the break-up of more expensive sets. The three, however, also include their own not so insignificant premiums.

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The United States Mint today at noon ET launched the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set for $14.95. The 5-coin clad set includes honoring quarter-dollars that feature emblematic reverse designs of Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas; Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming; Yosemite National Park in California; Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona; and […]

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The United States Mint on Thursday issued a press statement officially announcing a Thursday, May 13, release date for the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set.

America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set

The set includes the first proof quarters that will be issued this year and the first from the America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program which celebrates national parks and national sites with rotating quarter-dollar reverse designs.

The new clad set has not gone up in price, despite the fact that it includes one less quarter than the 2009 version. At noon Eastern Time on the 13th, collectors can order the 2010 proof set for $14.95, plus the standard $4.95 shipping and handling charge.

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