America the Beautiful Quarter
The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program is a multi-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites in each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, United States Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. Under this program, five new reverse designs will appear on the quarter-dollar each year beginning in 2010 and through 2021. The coins will be issued in the order in which the featured site was first established as a national park or site. View the list of America the Beautiful Quarters.
The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program designs will be displayed on the reverse (tails) of the quarters, while the obverse (heads) will continue to bear the familiar "restored" 1932 John Flannagan image of George Washington. The designs will be developed through a consultative process involving the governor or other chief executive of each host jurisdiction, the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, and will be selected after review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The Secretary of the Treasury will approve all final designs.
The United States Mint will also mint and make available for sale silver bullion quarter-dollar coins that are duplicates of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters. The bullion coins will be made of .999 fine silver and have a diameter of three inches and weigh five ounces.