• 25 Cents 2013, KM# 546, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, South Dakota, Mount Rushmore
  • 25 Cents 2013, KM# 546, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, South Dakota, Mount Rushmore
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.

Over the decades, Mount Rushmore has grown in fame as a symbol of America - a symbol of freedom and hope for people from all cultures and backgrounds. The sculpture, located in the scenic Black Hills of South Dakota, features the heads of former Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

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, 2013 (March 3, 1925).

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 reverse design was inspired by photos of men who are adding the final details to Thomas Jefferson's face. Mount Rushmore was featured on three 1991 Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary Commemorative Coins and on the 2006 South Dakota quarter issued under the 50 State Quarters Program. This new design is distinctly different and offers a unique and educational perspective on how Mount Rushmore was created and sculpted.

Designer and engraver: Joseph Menna (JFM)

MOUNT RUSHMORE
JFM
SOUTH DAKOTA 2013 E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge

25 Cents

Washington Quarter
KM# 546 Schön# 538
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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