Editor’s update: The US Mint announced the national park and site quarter release scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 9. In a surprise, Yellowstone National Park will be released second in 2010. Although it is the first American national park, Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas was selected first having been designated a reserve first. For more developments, read America the Beautiful Quarters Introduced on CoinNews.
The United States Mint is scheduled to announce on Wednesday, Sept. 9, the list of 56 historic sites and parks to be commemorated on the new quarter-dollar series beginning in 2010. These National Parks Quarters will run for 11 years and feature one location from each state as well as the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories.
Authorized by the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-156), the coins will still apparently bear the likeness of George Washington on the obverse (heads side), as they have done since 1932. However, located on the reverse (tails side) will be a design emblematic of the chosen location.
The first site in the list and to be featured in the new series is already known. 2010 will kickoff with the Yellowstone National Park Quarter. Continue reading Yellowstone to be Featured in 2010 on First Parks Quarter