National Park Quarters Program
The National Park Quarters Program will feature quarters with designs “emblematic of a national park or other national site in each State, the District of Columbia, and each territory of the United States.” This results in at least 56 different reverse designs for the circulating quarter series beginning in 2010.
The 56 different National Park Quarters will be presented in the order they were first designated by the federal government. The quarters scheduled to be released during 2010 feature the following parks and sites:
Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming
Yosemite National Park in California
Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon
The US Mint has not yet announced the final designs, which will be used for the quarters, although design candidates have been released. These candidates will be reviewed by the chief executive of each host jurisdiction, the Secretary of the Interior, the federal department or agency with oversight of the site, the CFA, and the CCAC. The United States Secretary of the Treasury will have final approval of designs to be used for each coin.
The first quarter in the set may feature John Muir.
The US Mint is planning to release oversize quarters in .999 silver as well as its usual uncirculated and mint versions of the coins.