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2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

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This 2014 coin set features five quarters struck in 90 percent silver, in proof quality, with reverse designs honoring Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Arches National Park in Utah, Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado and Everglades National Park in Florida. Each quarter bears the “S” mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco. Explore the beauty of our national sites with the 2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. This set is available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

January 31, 2014 at 2:14 pm

2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set

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This 2014 coin set features five proof quality quarters with reverse designs honoring Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Arches National Park in Utah, Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado and Everglades National Park in Florida. Each quarter bears the “S” mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco. Explore the beauty of our national sites with the 2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set. This set is available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

January 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm

The 2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin | Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is here!

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The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Maryland’s Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Three inches in diameter and made of .999 fine silver, the reverse (tails) design represents the site during the “Defenders Day” celebration, considered the centerpiece annual event held at Fort McHenry. The fireworks symbolize the “rocket’s red glare,” linking the fort to its historic past. The 2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Bags and Rolls | Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

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The fourth quarter to be issued in 2013 and the 19th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program pays tribute to the beauty of one of Maryland’s treasured parks. Its reverse (tails) image depicts the site during the “Defenders Day” celebration, considered the centerpiece annual event held at Fort McHenry. Available in 100-coin bags and several product options in rolls, this coin is available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 20, 2013 at 9:20 am

2013 AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL QUARTERS THREE-COIN SET | GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK

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2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set – Great Basin National Park

The 2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set – Great Basin National Park contains one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Philadelphia, one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Denver and one proof quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco. This set – featuring coins held in a durable plastic card displaying an image of Great Basin National Park – is available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 5, 2013 at 9:05 am

2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

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Explore the country while starting or expanding your collection with the 2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set available today! Now see the beauty of our national sites on our new packaging too!

The 2013 edition features the fourth release of five quarters in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. In 2013, the sites featured are White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Ohio, Great Basin National Park in Nevada, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Maryland and Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Each quarter bears the “S” mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco. Available Today!

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2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set

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A BEAUTIFUL SET

An ideal set for anyone who loves our national parks and sites, the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set honors El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Acadia National Park in Maine, Hawai΄i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii and Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. A great gift idea or addition to your own collection. Available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

November 21, 2012 at 8:21 am

Coin of the Month | September

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Quarter

Have you ever seen a conveyor belt?  It’s like a wide rubber band on rollers.  It’s used to move things or even people along a path.

Well, did you know that the chain of Hawaiian islands is like a big conveyor belt?  That long row of islands didn’t just pop up out of the sea at once.  They were all created from the same “hot spot” under the ocean floor.  A hot spot is a place deep underground so hot that rocks melt!

As the island chain moved northwest like a slow-motion conveyor belt, the hot spot’s magma burst through, becoming lava.  The ocean water cooled and hardened the lava, forming underwater hills, then mountains, then volcanic islands.  But the land kept moving, forming new volcanoes and leaving the old ones to die out.

That means the islands farthest north in the Hawaiian chain are the oldest islands, whose volcanoes have been extinct the longest.  The big island of Hawai’i is the youngest island with the most active volcanoes.  Of its five volcanoes, one is extinct (will never erupt again), one is dormant (stopped erupting only thousands of years ago), and the other three are active, though Hualalai last erupted in 1801.

That makes me wonder:  If the conveyor belt is still moving, could there be another island forming to the southeast of Hawai’i right now?

The answer is “yes”!  Even though there is a new active volcano under the sea (more than half a mile down), it already has a name:  Lo’ihi. How long will it take Lo’ihi to break through the waves and become an island?  Oh, about 250,000 years.  (Like I said, this conveyor belt is SLOW!)

But even though you won’t be around to see the newest volcano, you can still enjoy the other volcanoes at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  And if you can’t make it to Hawai’i, just keep your eye out for this quarter!  It features Mount Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano, in full eruption!

Read more on the Hawai’I Volcanoes National Park quarter page.

Check out the original article here.

—Nero

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 14, 2012 at 8:14 am

2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set | Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

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A SIZZLING SET!

 Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park bares the results of 70 million years of volcanic activity, making it a striking
sight to behold. The 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set – Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
depicts the beauty of the park and the Kilauea Volcano. This set includes uncirculated quality quarters from
each mint facility in Philadelphia and Denver and one proof quality quarter from San Francisco.
Available today – order now!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

2012 ATB Acadia National Park San Francisco Bags & Rolls

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DELIVERING THE BEAUTY OF MAINE

Showcasing Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and the rough coastline of Maine, the 2012 America the Beautiful Acadia National Park quarter minted at the United States Mint at San Francisco celebrates the splendor of this magnificent site. Available in 100-coin bags and 40-coin rolls, these coins can be yours today. Available Now!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 20, 2012 at 8:20 am

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