• 25 Cents 2010, KM# 470, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park
  • 25 Cents 2010, KM# 470, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park
Description

The America the Beautiful Quarters are a series of 25-cent pieces (quarters) issued by the United States Mint from 2010 until at least 2021.

Yellowstone National Park is a national park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone, widely held to be the first national park in the world, is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful geyser, one of the most popular features in the park.

Quarters are issued depicting designs of national parks and sites in the order of which that park or site was deemed a national site. Release date (national site date): June 1, 2010 (March 1, 1872).

Obverse

A head of George Washington, the first President of the United States, facing left.

Designer: John Flanagan (JF), 1932 version from a 1786 bust by Houdon / William Cousins.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN
GOD WE
TRUST
LIBERTY
P
JF
QUARTER DOLLAR

Reverse

The Old Faithful geyser with a mature American Bison (Buffalo) in the foreground.

Old Faithful is a cone geyser named in 1870 during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition. It is one of the most predictable geographical features on Earth, erupting every 35 to 120 minutes.

The American bison, also commonly known as the American buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds. They became nearly extinct by a combination of commercial hunting and slaughter in the 19th century and introduction of bovine diseases from domestic cattle, and have made a recent resurgence largely restricted to a few national parks and reserves.

Designer and engraver: Don Everhart (DE)

WYOMING
DE
YELLOWSTONE 2010 E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge

25 Cents

Washington Quarter
KM# 470 Schön# 465
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Copper Nickel Clad Copper
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 24.3 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Denver Mint (D)
Philadelphia Mint (P)
San Francisco Mint (S)

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