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The New State Quarters:
America The Beautiful Quarters

Beginning in 2010 the United States Mint will begin releasing new state quarters honoring our nation's National Parks and other historic sites.

The coins will be released at the rate of five designs per year and there will be 56 new designs in all - one for each of the fifty states of the United States plus Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

These new state quarters will be released according to the order in which the honored site was first established as a national site.

America the Beautiful Quarters 2010 releases are:

Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas
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2010 Arkansas Quarter - Hot Springs National Park

Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming
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2010 Wyoming Quarter - Yellowstone National Park

Yosemite National Park in California
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2010 California Quarter - Yosemite National Park

Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
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2010 Arizona Quarter - Grand Canyon National Park

Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon
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2010 Oregon Quarter - Mt. Hood National Forest

The obverse or heads side of the national sites and national parks quarters will depict a portrait of George Washington contrived from a restored version of the 1932 design by John Flanagan that we are all familiar with.

Authorized by the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 (HR 6184), the series could potentially be extended to 2033 at the option of the Secretary of the Treasury.

Four of the new state quarters will depict sites that were also included on the Statehood Quarters, although the design, or image, will be brand new for the National Parks quarter series. These include:

  • Grand Canyon in Arizona
  • Yosemite in California
  • White Mountains in New Hampshire
  • Mount Rushmore in South Dakota

Also slated for release along with their America the Beautiful Quarter counterpart are Silver Bullion 5-Ounce Coins which will be exact duplicates of the new state quarters, except for size and metal content of course.

These collector and investor coins will be three inches in diameter and contain five ounces of .999 fine silver. These silver bullion coins will be available during the same year as their America the Beautiful quarter counterpart.

Below you will find the release schedule of the National Parks Quarters, along with the date the honored site was first established as a national site.

New State Quarters Release Schedule

Year Jurisdiction Historic Site Date (m/d/yyyy)
2010 Arkansas Hot Springs National Park 4/20/1832
Wyoming Yellowstone National Park 3/1/1872
California Yosemite National Park 10/1/1890
Arizona Grand Canyon National Park 2/20/1893
Oregon Mt. Hood National Forest 9/28/1893
2011 Pennsylvania Gettysburg National Military Park 2/11/1895
Montana Glacier National Park 2/22/1897
Washington Olympic National Park 2/22/1897
Mississippi Vicksburg National Military Park 2/21/1899
Oklahoma Chickasaw National Recreation Area 7/1/1902
2012 Puerto Rico El Yunque National Forest 1/17/1903
New Mexico Chaco Culture National Historical Park 3/11/1907
Maine Acadia National Park 7/8/1916
Hawaii Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 8/1/1916
Alaska Denali National Park 2/26/1917
2013 New Hampshire White Mountain National Forest 5/16/1918
Ohio Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial 3/3/1919
Nevada Great Basin National Park 1/24/1922
Maryland Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine 3/3/1925
South Dakota Mount Rushmore National Memorial 3/3/1925
2014 Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains National Park 5/22/1926
Virginia Shenandoah National Park 5/22/1926
Utah Arches National Park 4/12/1929
Colorado Great Sand Dunes National Park 3/17/1932
Florida Everglades National Park 5/30/1934
2015 Nebraska Homestead National Monument of America 3/19/1936
Louisiana Kisatchie National Forest 6/3/1936
North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway 6/30/1936
Delaware Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge 6/22/1937
New York Saratoga National Historical Park 6/1/1938
2016 Illinois Shawnee National Forest 9/6/1939
Kentucky Cumberland Gap National Historical Park 6/11/1940
West Virginia Harpers Ferry National Historical Park 6/30/1944
North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt National Park 2/25/1946
South Carolina Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) 4/28/1948
2017 Iowa Effigy Mounds National Monument 10/25/1949
District of Columbia Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 9/5/1962
Missouri Ozark National Scenic Riverways 8/27/1964
New Jersey Ellis Island National Monument (Statue of Liberty) 5/11/1965
Indiana George Rogers Clark National Historical Park 7/23/1966
2018 Michigan Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 10/15/1966
Wisconsin Apostle Islands National Lakeshore 9/26/1970
Minnesota Voyageurs National Park 1/8/1971
Georgia Cumberland Island National Seashore 10/23/1972
Rhode Island Block Island National Wildlife Refuge 4/12/1973
2019 Massachusetts Lowell National Historical Park 6/5/1978
Northern Mariana Islands American Memorial Park 8/18/1978
Guam War in the Pacific National Historical Park 8/18/1978
Texas San Antonio Missions National Historical Park 11/10/1978
Idaho Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness 7/23/1980
2020 American Samoa National Park of American Samoa 10/31/1988
Connecticut Weir Farm National Historic Site 10/31/1990
U.S. Virgin Islands Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve 2/24/1992
Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park 8/26/1992
Kansas Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve 11/12/1996
2021 Alabama Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site 11/6/1998

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