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→
For those wanting to purchase the first ever park quarter issue, the wait is now over. The United States Mint started selling the new 2010 Hot Springs National Park Quarter on Monday, April 19, 2010.
The Hot Springs quarter is not only the first for the year, but also the first in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. Their release begins the new 11-year series which will see a total of at least fifty-six new quarter dollars issued at a rate of five per year. The program is set to run until 2021 unless it is extended at the discretion of the Treasury Secretary. Continue reading Hot Springs Quarter Bags and Rolls→
The final five designs for the four 2010 National Park Quarters and the 2010 National Forest Quarter were recently revealed and now the release dates for them are known as well.
The coins are the first of five in a schedule of 56 for issue in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which honors National Parks and National Sites between 2010 to 2021. As such, collectors are generally more interested in when they are released as compared to years ahead when the series is older and well known.
The quarter is the first of five for 2010, and the inaugural coin in the U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program — a series that over 11 years will celebrate 48 National Parks, two U.S. Fish and Wildlife sites, and six U.S. Forest Service sites.
The Arkansas Hot Springs National Park quarter features a reverse design, by Don Everhart, depicting the park’s headquarters building in the background and its historic fountain in the foreground. The National Park Service (NPS) emblem is featured to the right of the headquarter’s door. The design was sculpted by Joseph Menna. Continue reading Hot Springs National Park Quarter Release Ceremony→
The U.S. Mint has formally revealed the final designs for this year’s four 2010 National Park Quarters and the first National Forest Quarter.
In a start to the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, which honors 56 different sites on the reverse of the quarter-dollars between 2010-2021, the five new designs were unveiled at a short ceremony at the Newseum Museum in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2010. Continue reading 2010 National Park Quarters Designs→
Candidate designs for next year’s 2011 National Park quarters are about to get looked at by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, the United States Mint said in a press statement that invited the public and media to attend a design meeting on Jan. 26, 2010.
The CCAC is tasked with reviewing all US coin designs and themes, and then forwarding their recommendations to the US Mint Director and Secretary of the Treasury, who will make the final selections for all the commemoratives in the America the Beautiful Program, which honors national parks and other national sites through to 2021.
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.