• 25 Cents 2019, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Idaho, Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
  • 25 Cents 2019, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Idaho, Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
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 Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho is made up of rugged mountains, deep canyons, and wild whitewater rivers, including the Main Salmon River and Middle Fork of the Salmon River. “Frank Church” was attached to the site’s name in honor of late U.S. Senator Frank Church, who played a leading role in its preservation. The area is the largest single connected wilderness in the contiguous States and contains four national forests.

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 4, 2019 (July 23, 1980).

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 piloted drift boat on the rushing Salmon river encompassed by the trees and rock formations of the wilderness.

The Salmon River is located in Idaho in the northwestern United States. The Salmon is also known as "The River of No Return". It flows for 425 miles (684 km) through central Idaho, draining a rugged, thinly populated watershed of 14,000 square miles (36,260 km2) and dropping more than 7,000 feet (2,130 m) between its headwaters, near Galena Summit above the Sawtooth Valley in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, and its confluence with the Snake River. It is one of the largest rivers in the continental United States without a single dam on its mainstem.

A drift boat is an evolution of the open-water dory, converted for use in rivers. The design is characterized by a wide, flat bottom, flared sides, a narrow, flat bow, and a pointed stern. It is this constant rocker that allows the boat to spin about its center for ease in maneuvering in rapids.

Designer: Emily Damstra (ESD)
Engraver: Renata Gordon (RG)

RIVER OF NO RETURN
WILDERNESS
ESD RG
IDAHO 2019 E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge

25 Cents (Quarter)

Washington Quarter

America the Beautiful Quarters Program
Idaho, Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

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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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