Hot Springs National Park Quarter Launched

The first coin in the new America the Beautiful Quarters series was released on Monday. The coin features Hot Springs National Park located in Arkansas.

Hot Springs Quarter

The Hot Springs National Park Quarter depicts the door of the main park building with a fountain before it. The obverse of the coin carries a portrait of George Washington as it appeared on the 1932 Washington Quarter.

An official launch ceremony was held at the park and coins were offered for sale on the US Mint’s website in bags and rolls.

The US Mint will release five different quarter designs each year (a la 50 State Quarters Program) with a total of 56 different parks and sites featured. The authorizing legislation actually includes a provision for the extension of the program for a second round of designs, would would make it 112 different quarters over 24 years.

5 comments ↓

#1 doug on 04.24.10 at 5:55 pm

i need to get this one

#2 Jakub on 04.26.10 at 4:09 pm

Any photos of the coin?

#3 admin on 04.27.10 at 6:34 am

There’s one here:

http://mintnewsblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/hot-springs-quarter-launch-ceremony.html

The coin does look better in person, than the US Mint’s images.

#4 Jakub on 05.01.10 at 9:46 am

Thank you.

#5 Mike on 05.02.10 at 8:34 am

Another long 11 years. I wish the US mint took a year off with a mini series or something. Burned out from the last series.

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