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.

Visitors to Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas on Tuesday, April 20, can help in celebrating its 178th anniversary and participate in the ceremonial release of the first coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program.

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

The United States Mint will join National Park Service (NPS) officials in launching the Hot Springs National Park Quarter in a ceremony in front of  the park’s Administration Building at 10 AM CT.

Children 18 and under in attendance will receive a new quarter for free, while adults may exchange cash for $10 rolls of the coins immediately following the event, which is expected to last under one hour. There is a stated $100 limit per person for the exchange, but final amounts are often determined by how many quarter rolls are on hand and how many people stand in line to exchange.

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No stranger to American coinage, Delaware Congressman Mike Castle participated in another unveiling ceremony late last month of the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters, this one hosted at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in his home-state. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Manager, Marc Landry; United States Mint, Philadelphia Plant Manager, Michael Stroeh; Friends of Bombay […]

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Two weeks have passed since the United States Mint revealed designs for the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. However, what the US Mint failed to announce then was firm dates for each coin’s release. Previously, the only quarter that was scheduled with an exact launch date was the strike […]

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America the Beautiful Silver Bullion CoinThe United States Mint will issue a new series of coins in 2010 that are composed of silver and depict American National Parks and National Sites.

These coins are not the collector versions of the circulating America the Beautiful Quarters. They are, however, similar in name as they are called America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins and they share the same reverse designs.

Both new U.S. Mint coin series, the America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program and the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program, are authorized by the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008. The act was signed into Public Law 110-456 by former President Bush on December 23, 2008.

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The United States Mint has updated its 2010 Product Schedule to include new offerings with specific release dates through to the end of May. Most notable to the schedule are release dates for 2010 Lincoln Cent rolls, new Presidential $1 coins and three America the Beautiful Quarter Products. The new quarters series has been delayed […]

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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today joined U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy, U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, Congressman Mike Castle and Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment Harris Sherman in revealing coin designs for the five 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters, which honor America’s four oldest registered national parks and one […]

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The United States Mint at noon ET today unveiled the final designs for the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters in a ceremony held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs
Line Art Images of the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Designs (Larger Images for Each Quarter are Shown Below)

Speakers at the ceremony included U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy, Congressman Mike Castle, one of the lead co-sponsors of the legislation; United States Treasurer Rosie Rios; Harris Sherman, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment; and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

 

"Through America the Beautiful Quarters coins, we will be transported to national parks, forests and wildlife refuges, part of a vast public land legacy belonging to all Americans-natural and cultural treasures protected for our recreation, relaxation, education, inspiration and transformation," U.S. Mint Director Moy said at the Newseum.

 

The public until today had only seen proposals, which included 19 quarter candidate images of the four National Parks and one National Site to be honored this year.

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The United States Mint will unveil the five 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters on March 24, 2010 at the Newseum Museum in Washington, DC. The final designs will provide a first look at the new coin series, named the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which will feature 56 new emblematic National Park or National Site […]

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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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