America the Beautiful Quarter Dollar, Coin Type from United States - detailed information

America the Beautiful Quarter Dollar, Coin Type from United States (issued 2010 - 2021)
Coin TypeAmerica the Beautiful Quarter Dollar

The Quarter Dollar is a United States coin worth 25 cents. It has been produced on and off since 1796 and consistently since 1831.

From its inception until 1964, the denomination was issued in silver; it underwent several design changes, including finally the silver Washington quarter (1932 - 1964) featuring the first President of the United States on the obverse and the American Eagle clutching a bunch of arrows on the reverse. Initially meant as a one-year design to commemorate 200 years since the birth of George Washington in 1932, the obverse became the definitive design for the denomination and has been used ever since. The reverse was issued in this form until 1998, after which time a large number of circulating commemoratives started being issued instead; the State Quarters series of 50 coins featuring each State was issued from 1999 to 2008; in 2009, a six-coin series represented the District of Columbia and five US territories.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program (abbreviated ATB) running from 2010 until 2021 was then introduced; it is a 56 quarter-dollar coin series featuring designs depicting national parks and other national sites in each state, federal district or territory. The national site quarter-dollars were issued at a rate of five new designs each year in the order in which the selected sites were first established as a national site. For the first time, there was also a parallel bullion coin program, with the United States Mint also minting silver bullion quarter-dollar coins that are duplicates of the America the Beautiful Quarters, made of .999 fine silver and weighing five ounces.

The quarter dollar has a copper inner core bonded to an outer layer of copper-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel).

Obverse
United States / America the Beautiful Quarter Dollar - obverse photo

At its centre, the obverse of the coin shows the portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States (1789 - 1797), facing left. He has long hear, tied below the neck with a ribbon.

The designer's initials JF (for John Flanagan) are in relief on the neck truncation, followed by those of the engraver: WC (for William Cousins).

To the left of the portrait, the inscription LIBERTY. On three lines to the right, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.

Around above, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Around below, the value and denomination in words: QUARTER DOLLAR.

The mint mark is a small letter behind George Washington's neck.

Obverse Inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Reverse
United States / America the Beautiful Quarter Dollar - reverse photo

Designs as described in the listings below, each featuring a national park or site in a State, the District of Columbia or one of the US Territories.

Reverse Inscription [year] E PLURIBUS UNUM
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: America the Beautiful Quarter Dollar - (10) Coins
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America the Beautiful Quarter Dollar: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Sub-type ofQuarter Dollar
From2010
To2021
Face Value25 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper-Nickel clad copper
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size24.260 mm
Thickness1.750 mm
Mass5.670 g