2013 Great Basin Quarter

The 2013 Great Basin National Park Quarter is offered by the United States Mint as the third of five 2013-dated releases of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

2013 Great Basin America the Beautiful Quarter

2013 Great Basin America the Beautiful Quarter

Great Basin National Park Quarters are scheduled to enter general circulation through the Federal Reserve Bank system on June 10, 2013. At approximately the same time, the US Mint should begin offering circulation quality quarters in bags and rolls for sale directly to the public.

Found on the reverse of each coin is a design emblematic of Great Basin National Park located in the state of Nevada. A portion of the park (Lehman Caves) was originally protected as a national monument since 1922. However, the area did not become a national park until 1986.

Found within the 77,180 acre park are many groves of ancient Bristlecone pine trees. Many of the trees date back over 4,000 years ago.

The site is also known as an excellent area for star-gazing. Its remote location from centers of population limit the amount of light pollution in the region.

The Great Basin National Park Quarters are the eighteenth strikes to be issued by the US Mint in its America the Beautiful Quarters series. This series will include a total of fifty-six new quarters when completed in 2021 and appear at a rate of five per year. The program debuted in 2010.

Great Basin Quarter Design

A portrait of George Washington appears on the obverse of all America the Beautiful Quarters. The image of the first President of the United States was completed by artist John Flanagan and initially appeared on the 1932 circulating quarter dollar. It has been featured on quarters ever since, with minor changes. Obverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, QUARTER DOLLAR, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and the mintmark.

The reverse of the Great Basin National Park Quarters contain the design emblematic of the national park. A single Bristlecone Pine tree is shown on the reverse set amidst the rocky glacial moraines of the region. Reverse inscriptions include GREAT BASIN, NEVADA, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.  The Great Basin National Park Quarter reverse was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Associate Designer Ronald D. Sanders and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Renata Gordon.

 

Great Basin 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 10, 2013
Mintages: Based on Demand
Obverse Designer/Sculptor: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer/Sculptor: Ronald D. Sanders / Renata Gordon

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