Next year the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program will enter it’s second year of release. The series of circulating commemorative quarter dollars features a National Park or site from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia, presented in the order federally designated.
For 2011, the coins will feature Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, Glacier National Park in Montana, Olympic National Park in Washington, Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi, and Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma. The US Mint recently announced the final design selections which will appear on the reverse design of each quarter.
Release dates for each of the issues are now also available. The dates listed below represent the official dates that the coins may be released into circulation. The same dates have also been used as the start of sales for the numismatic bags and rolls, typically offered by the United States Mint. Official launch ceremonies for each quarter have usually been held on or shortly after the circulation release date, at the park or a related location.
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Release Schedule
|Gettysburg Quarter||January 24, 2011|
|Glacier Quarter||April 4, 2011|
|Olympic Quarter||June 13, 2011|
|Vicksburg Quarter||August 29, 2011|
|Chickasaw Quarter||November 14, 2011|
The coins will likely make earlier appearances as incorporated into other numismatic products available from the Mint. The 2011 Proof Set, 2011 Mint Set, and 2011 Silver Proof Set, which will contain each of the five releases are expected to be available in January 2011.