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What are the national park quarter designs?

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The America the Beautiful Quarters Program is a series of coins issued by the United States Mint beginning in 2010. The quarters feature an image associated with a particular national park on the reverse side.

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Similar to the State Quarters program that ran from 1999 to 2009, five national park quarter designs have been issued each year beginning in 2010 and are scheduled to continue through 2021. Each design represents a specific national park and bears an image associated with it. For example, the Gettysburg National Military Park quarter depicts the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument from the park, and the Glacier National Park quarter depicts a mountain goat climbing through the park with the northeast slope of Mount Reynolds in the distance.

The legislation to create this commemorative quarter series was introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate in June of 2008. It passed both and was signed into law by the end of the year. The quarter series is going to represent one park from each state and territory and from the District of Columbia. The parks to be represented were selected by the Secretary of the Treasury. Hot Springs National Park was the first to be released and the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is scheduled to be the last.

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