• 25 Cents 2010, KM# 472, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park
  • 25 Cents 2010, KM# 472, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Arizona, Grand Canyon 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.

Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, Grand Canyon National Park is located in Arizona. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park covers 1 217 262 acres.

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): September 20, 2010 (February 20, 1893).

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 walls and granaries of the Marble Canyon, part of the steep-sided Grand Canyon near the Colorado River. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters).

Designer and engraver: Phebe Hemphill (PH)

GRAND CANYON
PH
ARIZONA 2010 E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge

25 Cents

Washington Quarter
KM# 472 Schön# 467
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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