Quarter Dollar 2012 El Yunque National Forest, Coin from United States - detailed information

Quarter Dollar 2012 El Yunque National Forest, Coin from United States
CoinQuarter Dollar 2012 El Yunque National Forest

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 El Yunque National Forest quarter is the first to be released in 2012 and the eleventh overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program; it was released on 23 January 2012 and represents Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States.

El Yunque National Forest, located in Puerto Rico, is the sole tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. Despite the forest’s relatively small 28,000-acre size, it is significant for its immense biodiversity and is popular with visitors for its year-round tropical climate. More than 1 million visitors from all over the world visit the forest each year to sample its eco-tourism pleasures while developing a greater understanding of its ecological importance by walking along the many beautiful trails. It was first established as a national site on January 17, 1903 (32 Stat. 2029).

El Yunque National Forest (Puerto Rico) Quarter Dollars issued in 2012 have now been in circulation for ten years.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Philadelphia Mint Letter P 25,800,000 (25.8 million)
Denver Mint Letter D 25,000,000 (25.0 million)
San Francisco Mint Letter S 2,689,601 (2.7 million)
Obverse
United States / Quarter Dollar 2012 El Yunque National Forest - 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.

Mint marks this year are D, P or S for Denver Mint, Philadelphia Mint or San Francisco Mint respectively.

Obverse Inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Reverse
United States / Quarter Dollar 2012 El Yunque National Forest - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a Coqui tree frog sitting on a leaf and a Puerto Rican parrot behind an epiphyte plant, with tropical flora in the background. The Puerto Rican parrot is a highly endangered species unique to Puerto Rico, and its recovery began with the few birds left in El Yunque.

Around above, the inscription EL YUNQUE. Around below left, PUERTO RICO.

The initials of the designer GW (for Gary Whitley) are on the leaf below left; the initials of the sculptor, MG (for Michael Gaudioso), are on the base of the plant below right.

The date of issue 2012 is below, followed by the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM ("Out of many, one" - signifying unity in diversity).

Reverse Inscription EL YUNQUE PUERTO RICO 2012 E PLURIBUS UNUM
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Authorising Legislation: Public Law 110-456.

The San Francisco Mint only struck coins for collectors, not released into circulation: 2,689,601 in copper-nickel and 557,891 in silver. The other two mints only struck circulation coins.

Beginning with the El Yunque (Puerto Rico) design in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, the U.S. Mint began selling (at a premium) uncirculated 40-coin rolls and 100-coin bags of quarters with the San Francisco mint mark. These coins are not included in the 2012 uncirculated sets or the three-coin ATB quarter sets (which consist of an uncirculated "P" and "D" and proof "S" specimen) and no "S" mint-marked quarters are being released into circulation, so that mintages are determined solely by direct demand for the "S" mint-marked coins.

See also

The same reverse design was also issued as a 5oz silver bullion coin.

Quarter Dollar 2012 El Yunque National Forest: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated, San Francisco Mint
Mintage Issued: 1,679,240 (included in total)
Details

Not released into circulation. Distributed initially in 40-coin mint rolls or 100-coin mint bags.

Variety Proof, San Francisco Mint
Images United States / Quarter Dollar 2012 El Yunque National Forest / Proof, San Francisco Mint - obverse photo United States / Quarter Dollar 2012 El Yunque National Forest / Proof, San Francisco Mint - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,010,361 (included in total)
Variety Silver Proof, San Francisco Mint
Mintage Issued: 557,891
Material0.900 Silver
Details

6.25 grams of 90% silver.

In Set America the Beautiful Quarters 2012 Silver Proof Set, mintage unknown
5 coins: El Yunque National Forest (Puerto Rico) 2012-S, Chaco Culture National Historical Park (NM) Quarter 2012-S, Acadia National Park (ME) Quarter 2012-S, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (HI) Quarter 2012-S, Denali National Park and Preserve (AK) Quarter 2012-S
Quarter Dollar 2012 El Yunque National Forest: References to Information Used
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Quarter Dollar 2002 Indiana 692,884,245 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2002 Mississippi 582,684,245 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Illinois 466,608,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Alabama 460,808,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Maine 452,208,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Missouri 456,608,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2003 Arkansas 461,208,516 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Michigan 462,340,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Florida 484,540,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Texas 484,540,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Iowa 467,940,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2004 Wisconsin 455,940,684 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 California 525,982,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 Minnesota 493,582,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 Oregon 725,782,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 Kansas 568,982,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2005 West Virginia 727,182,960 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 Nevada 594,356,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 Nebraska 598,956,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 Colorado 573,556,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 North Dakota 669,356,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2006 South Dakota 515,356,800 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Montana 517,406,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Washington State 549,366,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Idaho 585,566,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Wyoming 568,566,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2007 Utah 512,366,034 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 Oklahoma 420,190,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 New Mexico 492,190,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 Arizona 513,190,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 Alaska 509,390,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2008 Hawaii 521,190,928 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 District of Columbia 176,082,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 Puerto Rico 142,882,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 Guam 91,282,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 American Samoa 85,882,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 U.S. Virgin Islands 85,682,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2009 Northern Mariana Islands 76,482,706 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Hot Springs, Arkansas 72,169,697 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Yellowstone National Park 70,970,550 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Yosemite National Park 72,568,009 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Grand Canyon National Park 72,767,764 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2010 Mount Hood National Forest 71,364,895 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Gettysburg National Military Park 62,471,553 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Glacier National Park 62,868,452 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Olympic National Park 62,267,361 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park 65,467,691 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area 144,466,010 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2012 El Yunque National Forest 53,489,601 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2012 Chaco Culture National Historical Park 46,349,069 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2012 Acadia National Park 48,777,158 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2012 Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park 127,171,567 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
Quarter Dollar 2012 Denali National Park and Preserve 304,368,822 George Washington UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST QUARTER DOLLAR
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Quarter Dollar 2012 El Yunque National Forest: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Coin TypeAmerica the Beautiful Quarter Dollar
Issued2012
PortraitGeorge Washington
Face Value25 (x Cent)
Circulation Mintage50,800,000 (50.8 million)
Total Mintage53,489,601 (53.5 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper-Nickel clad copper
DesignerGary Whitley, Michael Gaudioso
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size24.2600 mm
Thickness1.7500 mm
Mass5.6700 g
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-BDPQ-EXJL
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Quarter Dollar 2012 El Yunque National Forest: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsUnited States KM# 519, 519a (Silver Proof)
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 511