2010 America the Beautiful Quarters is part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set series and was the first set to be released. The US Mint launched the series in 2010 to commemorate the most cherished National Parks and other National sites. Each year 5 quarters of different designs are minted and released as both Proof and Uncirculated. The series consists of 56 coins and runs from 2010 until 2021 inclusive.
Each obverse of the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters shows John Flanagan’s 1932 portrait of George Washington. Each coin is 90% silver and weighs 6.25g with a diameter of 24.3mm (0.955 inches) and are available as Uncirculated or Proof. The edge is reeded. Coins are minted in either Philadelphia (P), Denver (D) or San Francisco (S).
The 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters set features the following National sites:
- Yellowstone National Park
- Hot Springs National Park
- Yosemite National Park
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Mount Hood National Forest
Hot Springs National Park
The Hot Springs National Park, destination of the Dunbar-Hunter Expedition sent by President Thomas Jefferson in 1804, shows the prehistoric American Indian quarries. The Hot Springs became a place to go for healing and the water was processed for drinking.
The reverse was designed by Don Everhart and sculpted by Joseph Menna.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park was established as a national site in 1872. It’s home to a large variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk. You can also see the famous Old Faithful and other of the world’s most extraordinary geysers.
The reverse was created by Don Everhart.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, established as a national park back in 1890, is one of the first wilderness parks in the United States and is known for waterfalls, deep valleys and ancient giant sequoias.
The reverse was designed by Joseph Menna and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon National Park became a National site in 1893 and is home to the Grand Canyon. The reverse was by Phebe Hemphill.
Mount Hood National Forest
The Mount Hood National Forest is on the Willamette River Valley just to the east of Portland, Oregon, and stretches south from the Columbia River Gorge to the Olallie Scenic Area. It has more than one million acres of forest. It became a National site in 1893.
The reverse was created by Phebe Hemphill.
America the Beautiful Quarters® Program is a registered trademark of the USA Mint. We also thank the USA Mint for use of the coin images.
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