• 25 Cents 2019, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Texas, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • 25 Cents 2019, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Texas, San Antonio Missions National Historical 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.

The San Antonio Missions were among the largest concentrations of Spanish missions in North America, established in the 1700s, and helped create the foundation for the City of San Antonio, Texas. The construction of aqueducts and irrigation canals (acequias) brought water to the missions sustaining farming and ranching. The missions’ toolmaking, carpentry, looming, spinning, and masonry also contributed to the community’s ability to be self-sustaining.

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): August 26, 2019 (November 10, 1978).

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 elements of the Spanish Colonial Real coin to pay tribute to the missions. Within the quadrants are symbols of the missions: wheat symbolizes farming; the arches and bell symbolize community; a lion represents Spanish cultural heritage; and a symbol of the San Antonio River represents irrigation methods and life-sustaining resources.

The silver real (Spanish: real de plata) was the currency of the Spanish colonies in America and the Philippines.

Designer: Chris Costello (CTC)
Engraver: Joseph Menna (JFM)

SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS
CTC JFM
TEXAS 2019 E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge

25 Cents (Quarter)

Washington Quarter

America the Beautiful Quarters Program
Texas, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

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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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