2014 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.

Utah

Arches America the Beautiful Quarter Coin reverse

Arches N.P.

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Arches ATB Quarters
2014 P 214,200,000
2014 D 251,400,000
Reverse Designer Donna Weaver

The park is located on the Colorado River 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Moab, Utah. It is known for containing over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. The park is located on the Colorado River 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Moab, Utah. It is known for containing over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations.

This coin depicts Delicate Arch, a 65-foot freestanding natural arch. The La Sal Mountains are visible in the background. Inscriptions: ARCHES, UTAH, 2014 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.



Florida

Everglades National Park America the Beautiful Quarter Coin reverse

Everglades N.P.

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Everglades ATB Quarters
2014 P 157,600,000
2014 D 142,400,000
Reverse Designer Joel Iskowitz

Everglades National Park is a U.S. National Park in Florida that protects the southern 20 percent of the original Everglades. In the United States, it is the largest tropical wilderness, the largest wilderness of any kind east of the Mississippi River, and is visited on average by one million people each year.

This coin features an anhinga with outstretched wings on a willow tree with a roseate spoonbill visible in the mid-ground. The inscriptions are EVERGLADES, FLORIDA, 2014 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.




Tennessee

Great Smoky Mtns America the Beautiful Quarter Coin reverse

Great Smoky
Mt's Park

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Great Smoky ATB Quarters
2014 P 73,200,000
2014 D 99,400,000
Reverse Designer Chris Costello

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridge line of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain.

This coin depicts a historic log cabin found within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It features a segment of the lush green forest and hawk circling above. The Inscriptions are GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, TENNESSEE, 2014 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.





Colorado

Great Sand Dunes Park America the Beautiful Quarter Coin reverse

Great Sand Dunes

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Great Sand Dunes ATB Quarters
2014 P 159,600,000
2014 D 171,800,000
Reverse Designer Don Everhart

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is a United States National Park located in the San Luis Valley, in the easternmost parts of Alamosa County and Saguache County, Colorado. The park includes 44,246 acres (17,906 ha), and the preserve protects an additional 41,686 acres (16,870 ha).

This coin features a father and son playing in the sand next to the creek bed. The distinctive mountains and sand dunes are featured in the background. The inscriptions are GREAT SAND DUNES, COLORADO, 2014 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.



Virginia

Shenandoah Park America the Beautiful Quarter Coin reverse

Shenandoah Park

Date/Mint Circulation Strikes
Shenandoah ATB Quarters
2014 P 112,800,000
2014 D 197,800,000
Reverse Designer Phebe Hemphill

Shenandoah National Park encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the U.S. state of Virginia. This national park is long and narrow, with the broad Shenandoah River and Valley on the west side, and the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont on the east. Although the scenic Skyline Drive is likely the most prominent feature of the Park, almost 40% of the land area 79,579 acres (322.04 km2) has been designated as wilderness and is protected as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

This coin depicts a day hiker taking in the view from Little Stony Man summit. The inscriptions are SHENANDOAH, VIRGINIA, 2014 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

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