• 25 Cents 2011, KM# 496, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Washington, Olympic National Park
  • 25 Cents 2011, KM# 496, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Washington, Olympic 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.

Olympic National Park is a United States national park located in the state of Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula. The park has four basic regions: the Pacific coastline, alpine areas, the west side temperate rainforest and the forests of the drier east side. Geology, climate, isolation, history and sheer size make this park home to relatively intact ecosystems and a priceless living laboratory for plants and myriad species of animals large and small. In 1976, Olympic National Park became an International Biosphere Reserve, and in 1981 it was designated a World Heritage Site.

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 13, 2011 (February 22, 1897).

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

Depicts a Roosevelt elk standing on a gravel river bar of the Hoh River with a view of Mount Olympus in the background.

The Roosevelt elk (Cervus canadensis roosevelti), also known as Olympic elk, is the largest of the four surviving subspecies of elk in North America. They live in the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest and were introduced to Alaska's Afognak and Raspberry Islands in 1928. The desire to protect the elk was one of the primary forces behind the establishment of the Mount Olympus National Monument (later Olympic National Park) in 1909.

Designer: Susan Gamble (SG)
Engraver: Michael Gaudioso (MG)

OLYMPIC
SG MG
WASHINGTON 2011 E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge

25 Cents

Washington Quarter
KM# 496 Schön# 488
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Copper Nickel Clad Copper
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 24.26 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Denver Mint (D)
Philadelphia Mint (P)
San Francisco Mint (S)

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