National Park Quarters Overview
New National Park Quarters with rotating reverse designs started entering U.S. circulation in 2010, and they will continue through to 2021. Each year will feature five new quarters, with the final year of the program having one.
The first coin, the Hot Springs National Park Quarter, was issued on April 19, 2010. Nine in all have been issued to date. The next coin, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter, will be released into circulation on November 14, 2011. For a review of the National Park Quarters by year or location, click one the links.
National Park Quarters by Year and State
The quarter-dollar legislation to create commemorative quarters honoring national parks and national sites in each state, D.C. and U.S. Territory was introduced in both the House and Senate in June 2008.
The legislation was very popular. It quickly passed in the House on July 9, 2008 and then passed the Senate on December 10, 2008. President Bush signed the bill into law on December, 23, 2008.
Check the menus at top and to the sides for the latest information. Here is a short summary of the National Park Quarters bill:
America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 - Requires quarter dollars beginning in 2010 to have designs on the reverse emblematic of one national site in each state, the District of Columbia and territory of the United States.
Already completed, the bill instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to select national sites to be honored with a reverse quarter design. (See a listing by sites and release dates.)
Instructs the Secretary, and thereby the United States Mint, to strike and make available for sale silver bullion coins that are exact duplicates of quarter-dollars.
Authorizes the Director of the National Park Service to purchase for resale or distribution numismatic items issued under this Act.
On September 9, 2009, the U.S. Mint officially announced the name for the series, calling it the America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program. It also released the order of sites to be featured on each coin.
All but one of the five 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters have already been released. 2012 quarter candidate designs have been under review as well. Stay tuned to this Web site for upcoming National Park Quarters announcements, and make sure to read our latest news.