2012 Acadia Quarter

The 2012 Acadia National Park Quarter will be the third of five 2012-dated strikes released by the United States Mint as part of its America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

2012 Acadia National Park Quarter (US Mint image)

2012 Acadia National Park Quarter

Shown on the reverse of the Acadia National Park Quarter will be a design emblematic of the national park located in the state of Maine.

According to a schedule issued by the Federal Reserve Bank, the Acadia National Park Quarters should enter into circulation on June 11, 2012. That same day, the US Mint should also begin offering bags and rolls of circulation quality Acadia Quarters for sale directly to the public.

Acadia National Park was created as Sieur de Monts National Monument in 1916, only to become Lafayette National Park in 1919. Ten years later, the park was renamed to Acadia.

The park consists of 47,390 acres located along the Atlantic coastline of Maine and receives millions of visitors annually. Those visitors enjoy both the beauty of the region as well as much of the infrastructure of the park originally paid for by philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in the first years of the existence of the park.

Acadia Quarter Design

The obverse of the Acadia National Park Quarter contains a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The portrait was completed by John Flanagan for use on the 1932 circulating quarters and has been seen on quarters ever since making it one of the most recognizable effigies in use today. Obverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, QUARTER DOLLAR, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and the mintmark.

Shown on the reverse of the quarter is a design emblematic of Acadia National Park. This design depicts the rugged Atlantic coastline found within the park as well as Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. Reverse inscriptions include ACADIA, MAINE, 2012 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.  The reverse was designed by AIP Associate Designer Barbara Fox and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.

Acadia Quarter Specifications

Mintmark: P, D, S
Composition: 91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel
Weight: 5.670 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Date of Issue: June11, 2012
Mintages: Based on Demand
Obverse Designer/Sculptor: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer/Sculptor: Barbara Fox / Joseph Menna

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