• 25 Cents 2011, KM# 498, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Oklahoma, Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  • 25 Cents 2011, KM# 498, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Oklahoma, Chickasaw National Recreation Area
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.

The Chickasaw National Recreation Area is unique in that it was founded through the support of an Indian tribe, the Chickasaw Nation. It exists as a part of the national park system to provide for the protection of the area's unique resources, springs, streams, lakes and other natural features; to protect and interpret its cultural history, historic landscapes and structures; to commemorate the Chickasaw Nation; and to provide for public education, appreciation and recreational use and enjoyment of those resources.

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): November 14, 2011 (July 1, 1902).

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 the Lincoln Bridge, built of limestone and dedicated in 1909 to celebrate the centennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. This stone bridge, connecting the Flower Park area and the city of Sulphur to the mineral springs south of Travertine Creek, was built in 1909. The bridge is the first and oldest developed structure built in Platt National Park.

In honor of the centennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth on that same day, the bridge was christened, "The Lincoln Bridge". The bridge rapidly became a favorite scenic spot within the park, confirmed by the multiple postcard views taken of it in the early 19th century. For one hundred years the Lincoln Bridge has been a park landmark and a treasured part of the cultural landscape.

Designer: Donna Weaver (DW)
Engraver: Jim Licaretz (JL)

CHICKASAW
DW JL
OKLAHOMA 2011 E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge

25 Cents

Washington Quarter

America the Beautiful Quarters Program
Oklahoma, Chickasaw National Recreation Area

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KM# 498 Schön# 490
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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