• 25 Cents 2020, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Kansas, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
  • 25 Cents 2020, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Kansas, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
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.

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is a United States National Preserve located in the Flint Hills region of Kansas, north of Strong City. The preserve protects a nationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Of the 400,000 square miles (1,000,000 km2) of tallgrass prairie that once covered the North American continent, less than 4% remains, primarily in the Flint Hills.

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 16, 2020
(November 12, 1996).

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 skyward view of a regal fritillary butterfly against a backdrop of big bluestem and Indiangrass, iconic to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

The regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia) is a striking nymphalid butterfly found among some of the remaining tallgrass and mixed-grass prairies in the east-central United States. This prairie-specialist butterfly has a characteristic deep orange color and unmistakable dark hindwings with two bands of spots. On the female, both bands of spots are white. However, on the male, the outer band of spots is orange in color.

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

TALLGRASS PRAIRIE
ESD RG
KANSAS 2020 E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge

25 Cents

Washington Quarter

America the Beautiful Quarters Program
Kansas, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

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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)
West Point Mint (W)

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