The final of five strikes to be released in 2020 under the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program will be the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Quarter. It honors the site in Kansas and also marks the fifty-fifth of fifty-six strikes to be issued in the program.
Shown on the reverse of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Quarter will be a design emblematic of the location. Also included should be the inscriptions of TALLGRASS PRAIRIE, KANSAS, E PLURIBUS UNUM and 2020.
The obverse of the quarter will contain the same portrait as seen on the obverse of all of the America the Beautiful coins. It is John Flanagan’s portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
Preceding the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Quarter in 2020 will be the National Park of American Samoa Quarter, the Weir Farm National Historical Site Quarter, the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve Quarter and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter.
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve information
The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is located in the state of Kansas and preserves a relatively small section of a tallgrass prairie which once covered 400,000 square miles of North America. Today, less than 4% of that amount remains, with a significant portion of that located in and around this preserve.
Aside from the grasses, a small herd of American bison also can be found within the preserve reminiscent of the large herds that used to graze through the nation. Also available for viewing by visitors here is a 1881 historic ranch house, a limestone barn and other historic structures.
This preserve is still being developed and will offer additional visitor opportunities in the future.