2010 America the Beautiful Quarters

America The Beautiful
Quarters Obverse

Washington Bust ATB Quarter coin Obverse
ATB Quarter Specifications
Cladding Contentcopper/nickel
Core Content 100% copper
Weight 5.7 grams
Edge Reeded
Diameter 24.3 mm
Obverse DesignerJohn Flanagan

The America The Beautiful® Quarter program was authorized with the passage on October 20, 1996 of the United States Commemorative Quarter Act, a program supposed to recognizing each of the fifty states with its own circulating quarter. An independent study encouraged Congress to proceed with the program and a green light was given to this unprecedented coin series, and President Clinton signed it into law.

Under this program, each state was to be celebrated with its own unique reverse design on the Washington Quarter. The quarters obverse was to remained essentially the same, however, some of the statutory inscriptions were relocated to the obverse to make room for the new commemorative reverse design. The modified obverse bears the initials of both the original sculptor, John Flanagan (JF) and the U. S. Mint sculptor/engraver responsible for revising it, William Cousins (WC).

The Territorial Quarter series followed the State Quarter program and following that series, came the America the Beautiful® series honoring the various National Parks, Forests and Trails. It's uncertain if the regular Washington type, and the heraldic eagle reverse, will ever return.

Arkansas

Hot Spring AR. America the Beautiful Quarter coin Reverse

Hot Springs N.P.

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Hot Springs ATB Quarters
2010 P 35,600,000
2010 D 34,000,000
Reverse Designer Don Everhart

The Hot Springs National Park quarter is the first of 2010 and the first overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Hot Springs National Park, destination of the Dunbar-Hunter Expedition sent by President Thomas Jefferson in 1804, features prehistoric American Indian quarries. A bustling town grew up around the hot springs to provide health services. Hot Springs was first established as a national site on April 20, 1832, to conserve the water from the 47 springs that emerge from Hot Springs Mountain and to ensure that water was made available for drinking and therapy.

Description: Depicts the facade of the Hot Springs National Park headquarters building with a fountain in the foreground. Inscriptions are "HOT SPRINGS", "ARKANSAS", "2010" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM".



Wyoming

Yellowstone America the Beautiful Quarter coin Reverse

Yellowstone N.P.

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Yellowstone ATB Quarters
2010 P 33,600,000
2010 D 34,800,000
Reverse Designer Don Everhart

The Yellowstone National Park quarter is the second of 2010 and the second overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. First established as a national site on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone National Park is home to a large variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk. Preserved within the park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers.

Description: Features the Old Faithful geyser with a mature bull bison in the foreground. Inscriptions are "YELLOWSTONE", "WYOMING", "2010" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM".



California

Yosemite America the Beautiful Quarter coin Reverse

Yosemite N.P.

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Yosemite ATB Quarters
2010 P 35,200,000
2010 D 34,800,000
Reverse Designer Joseph Menna

The Yosemite National Park quarter is the third of 2010 and the third overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles are deep valleys, grand meadows and ancient giant sequoias. It was first established as a national site on October 1, 1890.

Description: Depicts the iconic El Capitan, which rises more than 3,000 feet above the valley floor and is the largest monolith of granite in the world. Inscriptions are "YOSEMITE", "CALIFORNIA", "2010" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM".



Arizona

Grand Canyon America the Beautiful Quarter coin Reverse

Grand Canyon N.P.

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Grand Canyon ATB Quarters
2010 P 34,800,000
2010 D 34,400,000
Reverse Designer Phebe Hemphill

The Grand Canyon National Park quarter is the fourth of 2010 and the fourth overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. A powerful and inspiring landscape, the Grand Canyon overwhelms the senses through its immense size of the 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep. The Grand Canyon was first established as a national site on February 20, 1893.

Description: Features a view of the granaries above the Nankoweap Delta in Marble Canyon near the Colorado River. Inscriptions are "GRAND CANYON", "ARIZONA", "2010" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM".




Oregon

Mount Hood America the Beautiful Quarter coin Reverse

Mount Hood N.F.

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Mount Hood 2010 ATB Quarters
2010 P 34,400,000
2010 D 34,400,000
Reverse Designer Phebe Hemphill

The Mount Hood National Forest quarter is the fifth of 2010 and the fifth overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Located 20 miles east of Portland, Oregon, which lies in the northern part of the Willamette River Valley, Mount Hood National Forest extends south from the strikingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge across more than 60 miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams, to the Olallie Scenic Area. The forest encompasses more than one million acres. Two of its many highlights are the Timberline Lodge, a national historic landmark in its own right, and the Clackamas Wild and Scenic River. Mount Hood was first established as a national site on September 28, 1893.

Description: Depicts a view of Mount Hood with Lost Lake in the foreground. Inscriptions are "MOUNT HOOD", "OREGON", "2010" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM".

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