The National Park Quarters program is now underway. My kids and I love to collect coins, and this set is just as much fun as the others that we collect.
The U.S. Mint unveiled the designs for the first five coins in its America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The series will feature designs from 56 U.S National Parks and other
sites in the 50 states, D.C. and U.S. territories. Coins will be
released through year 2021. Each coin will be issued for only 10 weeks, making them limited editions and highly sought after.
The national park coin designs will be
presented in the order they were first designated as national park
landmarks by the federal government. The first in the series was Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. It was released on April 19, 2010. Four other NP quarters will follow in 2010.
The other 51 quarters will roll out periodically through 2021.
They will roll out when Alabama's Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site completes the series.
In 1832, President Andrew Jackson named Hot Springs National Park a national reservation. Hot Springs
National Park is in the state of Arkansas. Today it is one of the
oldest federally designated sites in America. It features the parks
headquarters building on the coin.
Yellowstone National Park Coin
Release date was June 2010
In 1872, Yellowstone
became the very first national park. It crosses the boarders of the
states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The coin features the Old Faithful
geyser and a bison.
Yosemite National Park Coin
Release date was July or August 2010
Valley was first placed in federal protection in 1890 under an Army
cavalry. In 1916, it was designated to be a part of the National Park
Service. Yosemite's coin features El Capitan. Yosemite is located in the state of California.
Grand Canyon National Park Coin
Release date was September 2010
The beauty surrounding the Grand Canyon's vast rock and mineral
layers has been recognized in several ways. The area was first
protected in 1893 as part of a forest reserve. It was later made a
national monument and was eventually designated a national park in 1919.
The Grand Canyon is in the state of Arizona.
Mount Hood National Forest Quarter
Release date was November 2010
This area was first protected as the Cascade
Range Forest Preserve in 1893. Mount Hood took on its current name in
1924. It covers more than one million acres. Mount Hood is located in
the state of Oregon.
In Year 2011
Pennsylvania, Gettysburg National Military Park, 1895
Montana, Glacier National Park, 1897
Washington, Olympic National Park, 1897
Mississippi, Vicksburg National Military Park, 1899
Oklahoma, Chickasaw National Recreation Area Site, 1902
In Year 2012
Puerto Rico, El Yunque National Forest Site, 1903
New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, 1907
Maine, Acadia National Park, 1916
Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 1916
Alaska, Denali National Park, 1917
In Year 2013
New Hampshire, White Mountain National Forest Site, 1918
Ohio, Perryfs Victory and International Peace Memorial Site, 1919
Nevada, Great Basin National Park, 1922
Maryland, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Site, 1925
South Dakota, Mount Rushmore National Memorial Site, 1925
In Year 2014
Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 1926
Virginia, Shenandoah National Park, 1926
Utah, Arches National Park Quarter, 1929
Colorado, Great Sand Dunes National Park Quarter, 1932
Florida, Everglades National Park Quarter, 1934
In Year 2015
Nebraska, Homestead National Monument of America Site Quarter, 1936
Louisiana, Kisatchie National Forest Site Quarter, 1936
North Carolina, Blue Ridge Parkway Site Quarter, 1936
Delaware, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Site Quarter, 1937
New York, Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter, 1938
In Year 2016
Illinois, Shawnee National Forest Site Quarter, 1939
Kentucky, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter, 1940
West Virginia, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter, 1944
North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter, 1946
South Carolina, Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Site Quarter, 1948
In Year 2017
Iowa, Effigy Mounds National Monument Site Quarter, 1949
District of Columbia, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter, 1962
Missouri, Ozark National Scenic Riverways Site Quarter, 1964
New Jersey, Ellis Island National Monument (Statue of Liberty) Site Quarter, 1965
Indiana, George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Quarter, 1966
In Year 2018
Michigan, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Site Quarter, 1966
Wisconsin, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Site Quarter, 1970
Minnesota, Voyageurs National Park Quarter, 1971
Georgia, Cumberland Island National Seashore Site Quarter, 1972
Rhode Island, Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Site Quarter, 1973
In Year 2019
Massachusetts, Lowell National Historical Park Quarter, 1978
Northern Mariana Islands, American Memorial Park Quarter, 1978
Guam, War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter, 1978
Texas, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter, 1978
Idaho, Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Site Quarter, 1980 In Year 2020
American Samoa, National Park of American Samoa Quarter, 1988
Connecticut, Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter, 1990
U.S. Virgin Islands, Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve Quarter, 1992
Vermont, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter, 1992
Kansas, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Site Quarter, 1996 In Year 2021
Alabama, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Quarter, 1998.
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