National Parks Quarter: 2010-2021
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Program Background

In accordance with Public Law 110-456, the United States National Parks Quarter Program is a multi-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites in each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories—the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Under this program, five new reverse designs will appear on the quarter-dollar each year beginning in 2010 and through 2021.
The coins will be issued in the order in which the featured site was first established as a national park or site.


  • The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program designs will be displayed on the reverse (tails) of the quarters, while the obverse (heads) will bear the familiar "restored" 1932 John Flanagan image of George Washington.
  • The designs will be developed through a consultative process involving the governor or other chief executive of each host jurisdiction, the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, and will be selected after review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.
  • The Secretary of the Treasury will approve all final designs.

Coin Specifications

  • Standard Weight = 5.670 g
  • Standard Diameter = 0.955 in (24.26 mm)
  • Thickness = 1.75 mm
  • Edge = Reeded
  • Composition = Cupro-Nickel Clad (8.33% Nickel, Balance Cu)

U.S. Mint Release Schedule

Release Date Jurisdiction Site Mintage Numbers
19 April Arkansas Hot Springs National Park 34.0M "D"/35.6M "P"
3 June Wyoming Yellowstone National Park 34.8M "D"/33.6M "P"
26 July California Yosemite National Park 34.8M "D"/35.2M "P"
21 Sept Arizona Grand Canyon National Park 35.4M "D"/34.8M "P"
17 Nov Oregon Mt. Hood National Forest 34.4M "D"/34.4M "P"
24 Jan Pennsylvania Gettysburg National Military Park 30.8M "D"/30.4M "P"
13 April Montana Glacier National Park 31.2M "D"/30.4M "P"
14 June Washington Olympic National Park 30.6M "D"/30.4M "P"
29 Aug Mississippi Vicksburg National Military Park 33.4M "D"/30.8M "P"
14 Nov Oklahoma Chickasaw National Recreation Area 69.4M "D"/73.8M "P"
33 Jan Puerto Rico El Yunque National Forest 25.0M "D"/25.8M "P"/ ? "S"
2 April New Mexico Chaco Culture National Historical Park 22.0M "D"/22.0M "P"/ ? "S"
11 June Maine Acadia National Park 21.6M "D"/24.8M "P""/ ? "S"
27 Aug Hawaii Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park 78.6M "D"/46.2M "P""/ ? "S"
5 Nov Alaska Denali National Park ? "D"/ ? "P""/ ? "S"
tbd New Hampshire White Mountain National Forest
tbd Ohio Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
tbd Nevada Great Basin National Park
tbd Maryland Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
tbd South Dakota Mount Rushmore National Memorial
tbd Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains National Park
tbd Virginia Shenandoah National Park
tbd Utah Arches National Park
tbd Colorado Great Sand Dunes National Park
tbd Florida Everglades National Park
tbd Nebraska Homestead National Monument of America
tbd Louisiana Kisatchie National Forest
tbd North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway
tbd Delaware Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
tbd New York Saratoga National Historical Park
tbd Illinois Shawnee National Forest
tbd Kentucky Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
tbd West Virginia Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
tbd North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt National Park
tbd South Carolina Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)
tbd Iowa Effigy Mounds National Monument
tbd District of Columbia Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
tbd Missouri Ozark National Scenic Riverways
tbd New Jersey Ellis Island National Monument (Statue of Liberty)
tbd Indiana George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
tbd Michigan Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
tbd Wisconsin Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
tbd Minnesota Voyageurs National Park
tbd Georgia Cumberland Island National Seashore
tbd Rhode Island Block Island National Wildlife Refuge
tbd Massachusetts Lowell National Historical Park
tbd Northern Mariana Islands American Memorial Park
tbd Guam War in the Pacific National Historical Park
tbd Texas San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
tbd Idaho Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
tbd American Samoa National Park of American Samoa
tbd Connecticut Weir Farm National Historic Site
tbd U.S. Virgin Islands Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
tbd Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
tbd Kansas Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
tbd Alabama Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
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