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They may look like your average American quarter when you first see a picture online, but the America the Beautiful quarter is anything but your standard circulation quarter. Following the popularity of the state quarters program, the United States Mint launched the America the Beautiful quarter program to honor the national parks, national forests, and historic monuments found across the country in each of its states and territories. Many of these coins, including the 2014 ATB Silver Coins are available on Silver.com.
Starting in 1999, the United States Mint began to release new circulation quarters that featured a unique design for each of the 50 states. The standard reverse image of the bald eagle was replaced with a national forest, park, historic monument, or cultural icon from each one of the states. The program ran through 2008, and even resulted in a spin-off DC and territories quarter series in 2009 that honored the nation’s capital and its five overseas territories.
The America the Beautiful coin series was authorized with congressional passage of the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008. There were going to be some significant changes between the inspiration for the ATB Silver coins and the commemorative coins themselves.
First and foremost, all ATB Silver Coins are five times larger than their cousin the standard quarter, containing 5 oz of .999 fine silver. While the state quarters and ATB Silver Coins both have a face value of $.25 (USD) and are considered legal tender, the ATB Silver Coins are not released into circulation and not generally intended for use as payment in transactions.
The America the Beautiful coin series is a 56-coin program that started in 2010. Each year the US Mint releases five new coin designs representing different states. The program is slated to run through 2021, with one coin released during the final production year. The Secretary of the Treasury will, at the time the series ends, have the power to extend the program through 2033 with additional designs.
In order for each state to have a representative park, forest, or monument to its liking on the ATB Silver Coin series, a collaborative effort was undertaken that included the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of the Interior, and the governor or chief executive of the jurisdiction in question. Following initial approval by this group, as well as civilian coin design groups, the ultimate decision for the design used on any ATB Silver coin was left in the hands of the Secretary of the Treasury.
On the obverse side of all ATB Silver Coins you’ll find the same image as the obverse of the standard quarter. A left-profile portrait of President George Washington is featured in the center, with “United States of America” engraved above, “Liberty” to the left, and “In God We Trust” on the right. The face value of the coin is engraved below. John Flanagan first designed the obverse of the quarter in 1932, and based his image on a bust created by sculptor William Cousins in 1786.
Silver.com offers all of the five of the coins produced in the 2014 ATB Silver Coin program. Each of these coins featured brand-new designs that represent states from the East Coast and Rocky Mountain regions of the country. The details of the coins released in 2014 are featured below:
The majority of the 2014 ATB Silver coins featured on Silver.com are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, but we also supply a large number of these coins that have been graded by the world’s two largest certification services. Earning a grade from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation or Professional Coin Grading Services adds value to any coin. Common terms used by the NGC and PCGS, as seen in our catalog, are defined below:
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