• 25 Cents 2014, KM# 570, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Florida, Everglades National Park
  • 25 Cents 2014, KM# 570, United States of America (USA), America the Beautiful Quarters Program, Florida, Everglades 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.

Everglades National Park of Florida is unique in that it is a protected ecosystem, not a geological feature. It is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. It protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile and elusive Florida panther. There are over 350 species of birds, several types of venomous snakes, sea turtles and other exotic animals that live in the Everglades. Thanks to the slow moving water system, which is actually a river, the ecosystem is able to support a wide array of animal life. An international treasure as well, it is designated as a world heritage site, international biosphere reserve and wetland of international importance.

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 3, 2014 (May 30, 1934).

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 side of the Everglades National Park Quarter features an anhinga with outstretched wings on a willow tree with a roseate spoonbill visible in the mid-ground.

The anhinga, sometimes called snakebird, darter, American darter, or water turkey, is a water bird of the warmer parts of the Americas. The word anhinga comes from the Brazilian Tupi language and means devil bird or snake bird. When swimming the origin of the name snakebird is apparent: only the colored neck appears above water so the bird looks like a snake ready to strike.

The roseate spoonbill is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family. It is a resident breeder in South America mostly east of the Andes, and in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, the Gulf Coast of the United States and on central Florida's Atlantic coast. Their pink color is diet-derived, consisting of the carotenoid pigment canthaxanthin.

Designer: Joel Iskowitz (JI)
Engraver: Joseph Menna (JFM)

EVERGLADES
JI JFM
FLORIDA 2014 E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge

25 Cents

Washington Quarter
KM# 570 Schön# 563
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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