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US Mint Announces 2016 America The Beautiful Quarters Program Coin Designs

 
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 Posted 07/22/2015  1:15 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CCFPress to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
US Mint - The United States Mint (Mint) today announced the five new reverse (tails side) designs that will appear on the 2016 coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

The 2016 coins honor Shawnee National Forest (Ill.), Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (Ky.), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (W.Va.), Theodore Roosevelt National Park (N.D.), and Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument (S.C.).

Shawnee National Forest

The design depicts a close view of Camel Rock with natural vegetation in the foreground and a red-tailed hawk soaring in the sky overhead. Inscriptions are "SHAWNEE," "ILLINOIS," "2016," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." The reverse was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) artist Justin Kunz and will be engraved by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

The design features a frontiersman gazing across the mountains to the West. Many pioneers used Cumberland Gap on their journey into the western frontiers of Kentucky and Tennessee. Inscriptions are "CUMBERLAND GAP," "KENTUCKY," "2016," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and "FIRST DOORWAY TO THE WEST." The reverse was designed by AIP artist Barbara Fox and will be sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

The design features John Brown Fort, the site of John Brown's last stand during his raid on the Harper's Ferry Armory. Inscriptions are "HARPERS FERRY," "WEST VIRGINIA," "2016," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." The reverse was designed by AIP artist Thomas Hipschen and will be sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The design depicts a young Theodore Roosevelt on horseback surveying the terrain near the Little Missouri River. Inscriptions are "THEODORE ROOSEVELT," "NORTH DAKOTA," "2016" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." The reverse was designed by AIP artist Joel Iskowitz and will be sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.

Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument

The design depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from a British ship. Inscriptions are "FORT MOULTRIE," "SOUTH CAROLINA," "2016," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." The reverse was designed by AIP artist Richard Scott and will be sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.

The obverse (heads side) of the coins will continue to feature the familiar 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan. Required obverse inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "QUARTER DOLLAR."

The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program is authorized by the America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 (Act) (Public Law 110-456). The Act directs the bureau to design, mint, and issue quarter-dollar coins emblematic of a national park or other national site in each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. In accordance with the Act, the Mint is issuing the new quarters at the rate of five per year until 2020 in the order in which each honored site was first established. The final coin will be released in 2021.
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 Posted 07/22/2015  1:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bizybackson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A decent group of designs, at least they will be a notch above the meh 2015 ATB. Should be outstanding in the 5oz size. Looking forward to the TR, Moultrie and Harper's Ferry pucks.
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Hmm. I was really hoping for a different choice for Ft. Moultrie. If not that one, then another. I guess out of the designs with William Jasper and the flag, it was the best choice. But I really like the simple symbolism of my first choice.
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 Posted 07/22/2015  3:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Half to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I really like the Cumberland gap! The Shawnee and TR are pretty good as well.
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 Posted 07/22/2015  5:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add welder to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the Shawnee will make the best looking 5oz puck for 2016.
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 Posted 07/22/2015  6:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Young Lincoln Collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These designs are O.K except Shawnee, I really like that one.
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 Posted 07/22/2015  6:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cascade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
... Will that teddy br made in puck form?
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Will that teddy br made in puck form?


Oh yeah, it sure will. The TR is my second favorite for 2016.
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 Posted 07/23/2015  10:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Atlas642 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have yet to purchase an ATB 5-ounce silver coin, but I think 2016's Theodore Roosevelt design will be my first. Would look good displaying it alongside a 2013 Teddy Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles set and the 2016 National Park Service gold commemorative.
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I was thinking that Ft. Moultrie would be my first five ounce purchase, but I will probably continue to abstain from that series.
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Circulation release dates

#31 Illinois Shawnee National Forest Feb. 8, 2016
#32 Kentucky Cumberland Gap National Historical Park April 11, 2016
#33 West Virginia Harpers Ferry National Historical Park June 20, 2016
#34 North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt National Park Sept. 12, 2016
#35 South Carolina Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument Nov.14,2016
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These will all look good in "puck" form, but man that Theo. Roosevelt will be sensational as a 5-oz!
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Kinda surprised they didn't go with Mammoth Cave National Park for Kentucky. It is an actual national park and there's not a lot of national parks to pick from east of the Mississippi. I have been to Cumberland Gap though and it is pretty neat and historically much more significant I guess.
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Probably would have looked too cluttered on the quarters. But I think the overlook of the town of Harpers Ferry from the ridge would have been the best design for the 5 oz.
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Kinda surprised they didn't go with Mammoth Cave National Park for Kentucky.
They are saving that for ATB Round Two (2022~2033).
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I like the TR and Harpers designs. Those will both be spectacular in puck format. Shawnee should show well on the big screen too.
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