An iconic scene featuring a bison and Old Faithful will grace a new quarter
to be issued by the U.S. Mint later this year.
The image depicting Yellowstone National Park was unveiled at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C.
This coin is part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program announced
The program is designed to celebrate the nation’s legacy of conservation.
The U.S. Mint will strike and issue a total of 56 new quarters, each
featuring one national park or other federally protected area in each
state, the District of Columbia, and American Territory.
The face of each coin will continue to feature the familiar image of George
The coins will be issued in the order the areas first came under federal
protection. The first, honoring Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas,
will be released on April 19. The quarter featuring Yellowstone will be
released sometime in June; the second of five to be released this year.
Also to be released in 2010 are quarters depicting Yosemite National Park,
Grand Canyon National Park, and Mt. Hood National Forest.
In addition to the coins for circulation, the Mint will produce collectable
items including proof sets, silver proof sets, a five ounce silver bullion
coin, coin bags, and coin rolls for each quarter. More information about
the America the Beautiful Quarters Program is available on the web at