America the Beautiful Quarters
Tonight I completed the collection of State Park Quarters and polished off the collector’s book. If you didn’t know the US Mint ran a program called “America the Beautiful Quarters“, and there was a quarter design produced for each of the 50 National Parks, as well as one for each of the 6 US territories (Guam, etc). The 56th quarter was released recently, and I finished the series off.
Given the general move to a more digital payment way of life by me, I didn’t see nearly as many quarters in the wild as I did the last time I did this with the State Quarters. But still, I managed to get all 56 tonight.
I wondered what they’d do next, so I decided to look into it. Starting new, the obverse of the design will revert back to the design it had before the State Quarters series (1999-2008). The reverse will be a new design depicting George Washington crossing the Delaware river. That will be issued starting on 4 April 2021.
After that, a new series will start in 2022 and run through 2025. That series is called “Prominent American Women“. It won’t have as many as the previous series. From what I read about it, this American Women series was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote. After that there will be a special one year series for the United States’ Semiquincentennial (250th birthday). Finally, following that will be a series from 2027-2030 depicting youth sports, including a half dollar design for the paralympics.
There is no known pictures of the three upcoming series as I write this on 15 Mar 2021, nor do we know who/what will be on them. If there was, I’d include pictures. Bottom line – the quarter collecting will continue unabated. :)
As a side note, the actual bill to do all this extra quarter stuff was “H.R. 1923“, and was signed into law by President Trump on 13 Jan 2021.