America the Beautiful Quarters Release Schedule

by Coin Collecting News on September 10, 2009

The US Mint on Wednesday, Sept. 9, publicly announced the forthcoming America the Beautiful Quarters Program which will feature new reverse or tails side designs on quarter-dollars. Of most interest to many is the quarters release schedule that includes the national parks and national sites to be commemorated on the 56 quarter-dollars between 2010 and 2021.

But before jumping to the schedule, it is worth recounting what the America the Beautiful Quarters entail. The US Mint quarters announcement helps clarify with the following comments:

"The America the Beautiful series demonstrates our nation’s commitment to the legacy of conservation while celebrating its natural beauty," said Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios. "Like other commemorative coins, these quarters will be a valuable addition to the U.S. Mint’s collection."

"Since our Nation’s founding, our coins have celebrated American ideals such as liberty and justice, our rich history and heritage, and the great Presidents and other leaders who have guided us," Salazar said.  "I am pleased that these new quarters will now celebrate America the Beautiful, the spectacular natural wonders that are found in our national parks, wildlife refuges and public lands."

"From Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon to White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, America’s landscape is blessed with unmatched beauty," U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who oversees the National Forest Service, said.  "Our national forests are national treasures and honoring them is an important step in preserving them for future generations."

During the next 11 years and at a rate of 5 per year, the reverse of each quarter will feature a design emblematic of a national park or site in each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. These sites will be honored in the order they were registered as a national park or site.

The first five sites to be featured in 2010 include: the Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Yosemite National Park in  California, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon.

Here is the entire calendar for quarter releases:

America the Beautiful Quarters Release Schedule

Year Location National Park or
National Site
2010 Arkansas Hot Springs National Park
Wyoming Yellowstone National Park
California Yosemite National Park
Arizona Grand Canyon National Park
Oregon Mt. Hood National Forest
2011 Pennsylvania Gettysburg National Military Park
Montana Glacier National Park
Washington Olympic National Park
Mississippi Vicksburg National Military Park
Oklahoma Chickasaw National Recreation Area
2012 Puerto Rico El Yunque National Forest
New Mexico Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Maine Acadia National Park
Hawaii Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
Alaska Denali National Park
2013 New Hampshire White Mountain National Forest
Ohio Perryâs Victory and International Peace Memorial
Nevada Great Basin National Park
Maryland Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
South Dakota Mount Rushmore National Memorial
2014 Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Virginia Shenandoah National Park
Utah Arches National Park
Colorado Great Sand Dunes National Park
Florida Everglades National Park
2015 Nebraska Homestead National Monument of America
Louisiana Kisatchie National Forest
North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway
Delaware Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
New York Saratoga National Historical Park
2016 Illinois Shawnee National Forest
Kentucky Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
West Virginia Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Carolina Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)
2017 Iowa Effigy Mounds National Monument
District of Columbia Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Missouri Ozark National Scenic Riverways
New Jersey Ellis Island National Monument (Statue of Liberty)
Indiana George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
2018 Michigan Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Wisconsin Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Minnesota Voyageurs National Park
Georgia Cumberland Island National Seashore
Rhode Island Block Island National Wildlife Refuge
2019 Massachusetts Lowell National Historical Park
Northern Mariana Islands American Memorial Park
Guam War in the Pacific National Historical Park
Texas San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Idaho Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
2020 American Samoa National Park of American Samoa
Connecticut Weir Farm National Historic Site
U.S. Virgin Islands Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Kansas Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
2021 Alabama Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site


For another perspective, read about the America the Beautiful Quarters Program from CoinNews, or check out a site dedicated to the quarter-dollars at see America the Beautiful Quarters.

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