Have you checked your coin pouch or cup holder for quarters lately?
Want to bring back a unique souvenir from the islands?
Since 2010, the U.S. Mint and National Park Service has been unveiling new quarter designs that depict national parks and other national sites. To date, there are 56 different locations on the backs of quarters, with the newest addition being Big Island’s Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The image is of a volcano erupting, and is soon to be followed by other images of El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Acadia National Park in Maine and Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. This coin is the perfect souvenir from your Hawaii vacation for the coin collector in your life.
The agencies are planning a ceremony tomorrow at the Kilauea volcano to introduce the new coin. This design is part of the U.S. Mint’s and National Park Service’s “America the Beautiful” quarters program, with five new designs being released each year now after the initial 56. And in case you were wondering, here are the names of the Master Designers who create the images for the quarters: Thomas Cleveland, Susan Gamble, Joel Iskowitz, Richard Masters, and Donna Weaver. For a list of their qualifications and accomplishments, you can visit the U.S. Mint website at https://www.usmint.gov.
Posted by: Bruce Fisher on Aug 21, 2012