2011 Olympic Quarter

The 2011 Olympic National Park Quarter will be the third United States Mint release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program to occur in 2011.

Olympic National Park Quarter`

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The quarter-dollar is scheduled to be released into circulation through Federal Reserve Banks and sold in US Mint bags and rolls beginning on June 13, 2011.

The park was originally established as Mount Olympus National Monument in 1909 but was re-designated as a national park on June 29, 1938. It consists of 922,561 acres located in the state of Washington and receives well over two million annual visitors.

Those who do visit are treated to three distinct regions within the park -- the Pacific Ocean coastline, the Olympic Mountain range and a temperate rain-forest. The coastline portion extends for 73 miles, but only a few miles wide. In the mountain range, two peaks dominate including Mount Olympus at 7,965 feet and the slightly shorter Mount Deception at 7,788 feet. Two rainforests are included as part of the park, Hoh Rain Forest and Quinault Rain Forest, which both receive an estimated 150 inches of rainfall annually.

Containing 366,000 acres of old-growth forests, the Olympic National Park is also home to several species of animals native to only the Pacific Northwest like the Roosevelt Elk.

Olympic Quarter Design

Along with the the inscriptions 'United States of America,' 'Quarter Dollar,' 'Liberty,' 'In God We Trust' and the mint mark, the obverse contains a portrait of George Washington. The image of the first President of the United States was initially used on the circulating 1932 quarter dollar and has been seen on the quarter ever since.

The reverse or tails side features a Roosevelt elk standing on a gravel river bar of the Hoh River with Mount Olympus in the background. The reverse inscriptions include 'Olympic,' 'Washington,' '2011' and 'E Pluribus Unum.'

Olympic Quarter Specifications

Mintmark: P, D, S
Composition: 91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel
Weight: 5.670 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Date of Issue: June 13, 2011
Mintages: Based on Demand
Obverse Designer/Sculptor: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer/Sculptor: Susan Gamble / Michael Gaudioso

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