The third coin released under the new America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program, the Yosemite National Park Quarter, was launched by the United States Mint and the National Park Service on Thursday, July 29.
Over a thousand people attended the ceremony at the park’s Valley Visitor’s Center, located in Yosemite Village Loop, Yosemite, California. They were some of the first to see the new coin showcasing the park’s "El Capitan," the largest granite monolith in the world, on the reverse (tails side) of the new strike. Continue reading California’s 2010 Yosemite National Park Quarters Released→
Looking for a vacation destination? The United States Mint might just have a locale or two (or fifty-six) in mind — many of which include some of the nation’s most scenic national parks.
Promoting it as "See America for a Quarter," the Mint is inviting all to travel around the nation as it releases new strikes of the America the Beautiful Quarters™. Those accepting the invite are sure to be treated to countless scenic opportunities and exposure to numerous historic national parks and sites. To get started, the Mint has provided the next three ceremonial quarter release dates and locations for 2010. Continue reading 2010 National Park Quarters Release Ceremony Locations→
In front of a crowd of hundreds, the United States Mint and the National Park Service officially launched the Yellowstone National Park Quarter today, June 3, 2010, during a ceremony held within the boundaries of the park itself.
Appearing as the first silver proof set to contain the new America the Beautiful Quarters Program strikes, the United States Mint today released the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set.
Silver sets have been available from the US Mint since 1992. It was not until 2004, however, that the Mint began creating one to feature only the quarter-dollars issued for a year.
The time and location for the second official America the Beautiful Quarters launch was announced today by the United States Mint. The Yellowstone National Park Quarter release ceremony will take place on June 3, 2010 at 10:30 AM Mountain Time.
With a crowd estimated at above 1000 individuals, U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy presided over the ceremony which also included National Park Service Midwest Regional Director Ernie Quintana and Hot Springs National Park Superintendent Josie Fernandez.
All were gathered in front of the building which actually appears on the park coin.
Designed by Don Everhart and sculpted by Joseph Menna, the reverse (tails side) of each quarter shows the Hot Springs National Parks headquarters building, complete with a thermal spring fountain in front of it. Continue reading Hot Springs Park Quarter Release→
The latest information about National Park Quarters, the U.S. Mint series of 2010-2021 America the Beautiful Quarters that commemorate national parks and other national sites throughout the U.S. and its territories.