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Get yours today! 2017 Ozark National Scenic Riverways Rolls and Bags

2017 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Ozark National Scenic
Riverways Rolls and Bags
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Collect the third quarter to be issued in 2017 and the 38th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. Ozark National Scenic Riverways was established to protect 134 miles of Current and Jacks Fork Rivers in the Ozark Highlands of southeastern Missouri. The park encompasses 80,785 acres of unique natural resources, including a world-class spring system that is unparalleled in North America, more than 400 caves, and other special geologic features.

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Vapor Blasted Effigy Mounds 5 oz. coins graded by NGC and PCGS available now!

Vapor Blasted Effigy Mounds ATBs

Continue your collection with the newest release!

As the U.S. Mint’s latest release in their popular America the Beautiful coin series, Effigy Mounds 5 oz. silver coins, have already been added to many people’s collections.

2017-P 25c 5 oz. Specimen Silver America the Beautiful – Effigy Mounds NGC SP70 First Releases

For those who have been waiting for the release of Effigy Mounds Specimen 5 oz. silver coins, the wait is over!

To meet the demand of their many customers who devoutly collect the ATB series, ModernCoinMart (MCM) is offering Specimen Effigy Mounds coins that have been graded by both the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) to be in SP69 and SP70 condition.

Certified coins are available with designations such as First Releases, Early Releases, and First Strike with popular labels such as our Flag and John Mercanti-signed labels.

2017-P 25c 5 oz. Specimen Silver America the Beautiful – Effigy Mounds PCGS SP70 First Strike (Flag Label)

On October 25, 1949, after around 15,000 of these effigy mounds had already been lost due to settling and farming, a large group of more than 200 effigy mounds became a protected national monument. Included in this number are many stylized figures of bears, birds, and other shapes and symbols.

Thanks to the popular America the Beautiful 5 oz. Quarter series, these effigy mounds will be preserved for years to come in beautiful, pure silver!

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United States Mint Announces 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Program Coin Designs

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint recently announced the five new designs that will appear on the reverses (tails) of the 2017-dated coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

The honorees are Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (DC), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MO), Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) (NJ), and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (IN).

Effigy Mounds National Monument
The design depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group. Inscriptions are “EFFIGY MOUNDS,” “IOWA,” “2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” This reverse was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Richard Masters and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Renata Gordon.

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
The design depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home in Washington, D.C., in the background. Inscriptions are “FREDERICK DOUGLASS,” “DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,” “2017” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” This reverse was designed by AIP Designer Thomas Hipschen and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways
The design depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was used to convert wheat into flour. Much of the original milling equipment is still in place, and visitors to the park can tour the mill. Inscriptions are “OZARK RIVERWAYS,” “MISSOURI,” “2017” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” This reverse was designed by AIP Designer Ronald D. Sanders and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Gordon.

Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument)
The design depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen in the background. Inscriptions are “ELLIS ISLAND,” “NEW JERSEY,” “2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” This reverse was designed by AIP Designer Barbara Fox and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Hemphill.

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
The design features George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville. Inscriptions are “GEORGE ROGERS CLARK,” “INDIANA,” “2017” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” This reverse was designed by AIP Designer Frank Morris and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso.

The obverse (heads side) of the coins will continue to feature the familiar 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan. Required obverse inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “QUARTER DOLLAR.”

The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program is authorized by the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 (Act) (Public Law 110-456). The Act directs the bureau to design, mint, and issue quarter-dollar coins emblematic of a national park or other national site in each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. In accordance with the Act, the Mint is issuing the new quarters at the rate of five per year until 2020 in the order in which each honored site was first established. The final coin will be released in 2021.

United States Mint Set to Release Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter on June 6

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will accept orders for product options with quarters honoring Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia starting on June 6 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park quarter is the 33rd release in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, a 12-year initiative authorized by Public Law 110-456 to honor 56 national parks and other national sites. Each year, five new national sites are depicted on the reverses (tail sides) of the America the Beautiful Quarters coins. The United States Mint is issuing these quarters in the order in which the national sites were officially established.

The quarter’s reverse design features John Brown’s Fort, the site of John Brown’s last stand during his raid on the Harpers Ferry Armory. Inscriptions are “HARPERS FERRY,” “WEST VIRGINIA,” “JOHN BROWN’S FORT,” “2016,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

Product options and their prices are as follows:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

Coins in the rolls and bags are struck on the main production floors at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints. The three-roll set contains coins from all three facilities. Unlike the “P” and “D” mint mark quarters, those with the “S” mint mark will not be released into circulation.

The special numismatic wrapping for the coin rolls displays the name “Harpers Ferry National Historical Park”; the abbreviation “WV” for West Virginia; “$10,” the face value of its contents; and “P,” “D,” or “S” for the mint of origin. The canvas bags have a tag with “Harpers Ferry National Historical Park”; “WV”; and “P,” “D,” or “S.”

Orders will be accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov/coin-programs/america-the-beautiful-quarters-program/, and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information on shipping options is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

United States Mint Launches Shawnee National Forest Quarter

HARRISBURG, IL – The United States Mint joined the National Forest Service today to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Shawnee National Forest.

The quarter’s reverse (tails side) depicts a close view of Camel Rock with natural vegetation in the foreground and a red-tailed hawk soaring in the sky overhead.

“Not only is the Shawnee National Forest quarter the 31st coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program–and the first quarter to be introduced into circulation in 2016–it also is the fifth and last national forest to be honored in the program,” said Dean Bidle, program manager for Numismatic Packaging Planning at the United States Mint. “Millions of Americans will now have a reminder of the beauty of Southern Illinois through a quarter designed in the national forest’s honor.”

More than 300 local school-aged children and dignitaries assembled at the Southeastern Illinois College Deaton Gymnasium for the ceremony. Guest speakers included U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell; Shawnee National Forest Supervisor Allen Nicholas; Deb Detmers, district director for U.S. Representative John Shimkus; Matt Rice, district director for U.S. Representative Mike Bost; Ben Barnes, Second Chief of the Shawnee Tribe; George Blanchard, representative of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Todd Carr, president of the Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau; and Bidle. Cindy Cain, executive director of the Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau, served as master of ceremonies. The public traded their cash for $10 rolls of newly minted Shawnee National Forest quarters after the ceremony.

In addition, the Mint also hosted a coin forum at Shawnee National Forest Headquarters the evening before the launch ceremony.

Collectible products featuring the Shawnee National Forest quarters are available for purchase directly from the United States Mint at its online catalog at catalog.usmint.gov/ and at1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling1-888-321-MINT FREE (6468).

Located in the southern tip of Illinois, Shawnee National Forest offers a variety of outdoor opportunities and diverse landscapes. In contrast with the remainder of Illinois, the site’s rolling landscape and rugged bluffs, is home to a diversity of plant and animal life. Covered in deciduous forests and cradled between two major river ways (Ohio River and Mississippi River), it is the only national forest in Illinois.

The Shawnee National Forest quarter is the 31st release in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, a 12-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites authorized by Public Law 110-456. Each year, the public will see five new national sites depicted on the reverse (tails side) of the America the Beautiful Quarters. The United States Mint is issuing these quarters in the order in which the national sites were officially established.