2013 White Mountain Quarter

Offered as the first 2013-dated release of the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters® Program is the 2013 White Mountain National Forest Quarter.

2013 White Mountain America the Beautiful Quarter

2013 White Mountain America the Beautiful Quarter

The White Mountain Quarters are scheduled to enter general circulation through the Federal Reserve Bank system on January 28, 2013. That same day will find the US Mint also releasing numismatic products containing the new quarter including bags and rolls of the strike.

Shown on the reverse of the quarter is a design emblematic of White Mountain National Forest. The national forest was officially established on May 16, 1918.

Today, the national site consists of over 750,000 acres, most of which is in the state of New Hampshire. A small portion of the forest is also located in the neighboring state of Maine.

These strikes mark the sixteenth to appear in the America the Beautiful Quarters series overall. This program debuted in 2010 and features five new releases annually, each of which offers a unique reverse emblematic of a different site of national interest from around the United States and its territories. A total of fifty-six new quarters will be issued under the program before it is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

White Mountain Quarter Design

Shown on the obverse of the White Mountain National Forest Quarter is a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. This same portrait appears on the obverse of all of the America the Beautiful Quarters and has actually been on the obverse of circulating quarter dollars since 1932, with some minor changes. It was originally designed by artist John Flanagan. Inscriptions found on the obverse of the coin include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, QUARTER DOLLAR, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and the mintmark.

The reverse of the coin offers the design emblematic of the national forest. It depicts a view of Mt. Chocorua (the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range of the forest) framed to each side by birch trees. Inscriptions include WHITE MOUNTAIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2013, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.  The reverse was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.

 

White Mountain Quarter Specifications

Mintmark: P, D, S
Composition: 91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel
Weight: 5.670 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Date of Issue: January 28, 2013
Mintages: Based on Demand
Obverse Designer/Sculptor: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer/Sculptor: Phebe Hemphill

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