2013 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.


Fort McHenry America the Beautiful Quarter Coin reverse

Fort McHenry

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Fort McHenry 2013 ATB Quarters
2013 P 120,000,000
2013 D 151,400,000
Reverse Designer Joseph Menna

Fort McHenry is a coastal star-shaped fort famous for its role in the War of 1812, where it defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy. Located in the Chesapeake Bay, it was built in 1798 and was used continuously until the end of World War II. It was designated a national park in 1925.

The Image on this coin represents the site during the "Defenders Day" celebration, considered the centerpiece annual event held at Fort McHenry. The fireworks symbolize the "rocket's red glare," linking the fort to its historic past. The inscriptions are FORT McHENRY, MARYLAND, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.


Great Basin National Park America the Beautiful Quarter Coin reverse

Great Basin N.P.

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Great Basin ATB Quarters
2013 D 141,400,000
2013 P 122,400,000
Reverse Designer Ronald D. Sanders

The park derives its name from the Great Basin, the dry and mountainous region between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Mountains. Topographically, this area is known as the Basin and Range Province. The park is located approximately 290 miles (470 km) north of Las Vegas and protects 77,180 acres (31,230 ha).

The park is notable for its groves of ancient bristlecone pines, the oldest known non-clonal organisms; and for the Lehman Caves at the base of 13,063-foot (3,982 m) Wheeler Peak.

This coin depicts the beauty and unique qualities of a single Bristlecone Pine tree and the rocky glacial moraines where the trees grow. The inscriptions are GREAT BASIN, NEVADA, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

South Dakota

Mt Rushmore America the Beautiful Quarter Coin reverse

Mt Rushmore N.P.

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Mt Rushmore ATB Quarters
2013 D 272,400,000
2013 P 231,800,000
Reverse Designer Joseph Menna

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore (Lakota Sioux name: Six Grandfathers) near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

The entire memorial covers 1,278.45 acres (5.17 km2) and is 5,725 feet (1,745 m) above sea level.

This coin was inspired by photos of men who are adding the final details to Thomas Jefferson's face, offering a unique and educational perspective on how Mount Rushmore was created and sculpted. The inscriptions are MOUNT RUSHMORE, SOUTH DAKOTA, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.


Perrys Victory & International Peace Memorial America the Beautiful Quarter Coin reverse

Perry's Victory &
Peace Memorial

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Perry's Victory ATB Quarters
2013 D 131,600,000
2013 P 107,800,000
Reverse Designer Charles L. Vickers

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie that took place near Ohio's South Bass Island, in which Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry led a fleet to victory in one of the most significant naval battles to occur in the War of 1812. Located on an isthmus on the island, the memorial also celebrates the lasting peace between Britain, Canada, and the United States that followed the war.

This coin depicts the statue of Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry with the Peace Memorial located in the distance. The inscriptions are PERRY'S VICTORY, OHIO, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

New Hampshire

White Mountain National Forest America the Beautiful Quarter Coin reverse

White Mountain N.F.

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
White Mountain ATB Quarters
2013 D 107,600,000
2013 P 68,800,000
Reverse Designer Phebe Hemphill

The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) is a federally managed forest contained within the White Mountains in the northeastern United States. It has a total area of 750,852 acres (3,039 km2) (1,225 sq mi).

Most of the WMNF is in New Hampshire; a small part is in Maine. While often casually referred to as a park, this is a National Forest, used not only for hiking, camping, and skiing, but for logging and other limited commercial purposes. Most of the major peaks over 4,000 feet high. Over 100 miles (160 km) of the Appalachian Trail traverses the White Mountain National Forest.

This coin depicts Mt. Chocorua, the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range, framed by birch trees. The inscriptions are WHITE MOUNTAIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

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