Designs for 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters and Coins

by Coin Collecting News on December 12, 2012

Line-art designs for 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters and companion five ounce silver coins were published earlier this week by the United States Mint.

2013 America the Beautiful Quarters and Coin Designs

2013 America the Beautiful Quarters and Coin Designs

There are five designs in total, one for each national site up for recognition next year. These sites are White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial of Ohio, Great Basin National Park of Nevada, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine of Maryland, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial of South Dakota.

Developed for the 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters, they will also be featured on the 2013 bullion and 2013-P collector versions of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins.

Below are the line-art designs and their descriptions for each site honored during the year. Release dates for when the 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters are scheduled to enter circulation through the Federal Reserve Bank System is also listed, as are the planned U.S. Mint release dates for the collector 2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins.

White Mountain National Forest

Shown on the reverse of the White Mountain coin is Mt. Chocorua, the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range. The mountain is framed by birch trees. Inscriptions are WHITE MOUNTAIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

White Mountain National Forest Coin Design

White Mountain National Forest Coin Design

This reverse design was created and executed by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.

Site Location: New Hampshire
America the Beautiful Quarter Release Date: January 28, 2013
ATB Silver Uncirculated Coin Release Date: February 12, 2013

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial

Featured on the reverse of the Perry’s Victory coin is the statue of Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry and the Peace Memorial. Inscriptions are PERRY’S VICTORY, OHIO, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Coin Design

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Coin Design

This reverse design was created and executed by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.

Site Location: Ohio
America the Beautiful Quarter Release Date: April 1, 2013
ATB Silver Uncirculated Coin Release Date: April 2013

Great Basin National Park

Depicted on the reverse of the Great Basin coin is a Bristlecone Pine tree growing in rocky glacial moraines. Inscriptions are GREAT BASIN, NEVADA, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Great Basin National Park Coin Design

Great Basin National Park Coin Design

The reverse design is by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program Associate Designer Ronald D. Sanders. It was executed by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Renata Gordon.

Site Location: Nevada
America the Beautiful Quarter Release Date: June 10, 2013
ATB Silver Uncirculated Coin Release Date: June 2013

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Shown on the reverse of the Fort McHenry coin are fireworks above the fort as would be seen on Defenders Day. Inscriptions are FORT McHENRY, MARYLAND, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Coin Design

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Coin Design

U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna created the reverse design and he executed it.

Site Location: Maryland
America the Beautiful Quarter Release Date: August 26, 2013
ATB Silver Uncirculated Coin Release Date: September 2013

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Depicted on the Mount Rushmore coin are two men conducting the finishing work on Thomas Jefferson’s face. Inscriptions are MOUNT RUSHMORE, SOUTH DAKOTA, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Coin Design

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Coin Design

Like the Ft. McHenry design, this reverse was both designed and executed by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.

Site Location: South Dakota
America the Beautiful Quarter Release Date: November 4, 2013
ATB Silver Uncirculated Coin Release Date: November 2013

Each obverse continues to show George Washington, the first President of the United States. John Flanagan is credited for the image. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

Learn more about America the Beautiful Quarters here or more about the five ounce silver bullion coins here.

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