• 25 Cents 2013, KM# 544, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Nevada, Great Basin National Park
  • 25 Cents 2013, KM# 544, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Nevada, Great Basin 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.

Great Basin National Park, located in the heart of the Great Basin, has exceptional examples of regional geology, biologic diversity and scenic grandeur. Park attractions include Lehman Caves, the most heavily decorated limestone solution caverns in the western U.S., and Wheeler Peak, the second highest peak in Nevada. Great Basin National Park is an oasis in the desert with more than 64 km (40 miles) of perennial streams and 400 springs. The park also contains a variety of cultural resources dating back to prehistoric times, as well as structures and sites related to mining, western surveys and ranching.

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 10, 2013 (January 24, 1922).

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

The tree on the quarter, shown in its natural setting of rocky glacial moraines, is a Bristlecone Pine. These beautiful, unique trees grow on high ground in the park and are some of the world's oldest trees. In fact, the park's Bristlecone Pine groves contain trees older than 4,000 years. Bristlecone pine grow in scattered subalpine groves at high altitude in arid regions of the Western United States. The name comes from the prickles on the female cones.

Designer: Ronald D. Sanders (RS)
Engraver: Renata Gordon (RG)

GREAT BASIN
RS RG
NEVADA 2013 E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge

25 Cents

Washington Quarter
KM# 544 Schön# 536
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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