2012 Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter

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

2012 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Quarter (US Mint image)

2012 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Quarter

Showcased on the reverse of the coin will be a design emblematic of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park found in the state of Hawaii.

The Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter is scheduled to be released into general circulation on August 27, 2012 by the Federal Reserve Bank system. Circulation quality Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter should also be available in bags and rolls on or about that same date directly from the US Mint.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was created to protect and preserve the area around two volcanoes - Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. Kīlauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is known to erupt almost constantly at times. Recent eruptions have flowed into the nearby ocean slowly expanding the land size of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Mauna Loa is the world's most massive volcano. Geologists believe this volcano has been erupting off and one for over 700,000 years helping to create the island over that time.

Congress established the national park on August 1, 1916 and today sees over a million visitors a year despite its location.

Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter Design

The obverse of the Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter contains a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States, just like all other America the Beautiful releases. This portrait was designed by John Flanagan for the 1932 circulating quarter dollar. It has been used on the obverse of the quarter in one form or another ever since. 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 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It depicts an eruption from the east rift of Kīlauea and was designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers. Reverse inscriptions include HAWAI'I VOLCANOES, HAWAII, 2012 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter Specifications

Mintmark: P, D, S
Composition: 91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel
Weight: 5.670 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Date of Issue: August 27, 2012
Mintages: Based on Demand
Obverse Designer/Sculptor: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer/Sculptor: Charles L. Vickers

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