We are pleased to offer for sale this Nevada Great Basin National Park Quarter in GEM Silver Proof condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This Great Basin National Park Quarter comes from the San Francisco (S) Mint and is composed of 90% Silver and the balance Copper. This Nevada National Park Quarter is the eighteenth release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. Great Basin National Park is featured eighteenth because it was established as a National Park on January 24, 1922 by the NPS (National Park Service), the eighteenth national reservation in United States history.
Information on Great Basin National Park:
Great Basin National Park is located in east-central Nevada. The park is bordered on the east by the Wasatch Mountains and on the west by the Sierra Nevada Range. It is part of the entire great basin region, which is made up of many small basins. These basins are separated by hundreds of north-south mountain ranges making Nevada the most mountainous state in the country. Great Basin National Park features the Leeham Caves, 13,063 foot Wheeler Peaks, and the groves of ancient bristlecone pines. Great Basin National Parkhas a total area of 77,180 acres.
Information on the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program:
From 2010 through 2021 the US Mint is issuing commemorative quarters with special reverse designs celebrating National Parks and other National Sites. A park or site is being honored in each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the five US Territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands. Each National Park or National Site was selected for its natural or historical significance. The National Park Quarters are being minted and issued at the rate of 5 designs a year, in approximately ten week intervals. The National Park Quarters are being released in the order that the locations were first designated as National Sites. The Obverse side of the coins feature a smaller restoration of the original Washington Quarter portrait, modeled from designer John Flanagan's 1932 plaster. The Reverse of each coin will feature a representation of the unique character and environment of each State, District, or Territory's National Park or Historic Site.
Circulation strikes will be made at the Philadelphia (P) and Denver (D) mints. The San Francisco (S) mint will strike the Proofs in clad composition and silver. Clad composition strikes contain an outer layer of 75% copper and 25% nickel bonded to an inner core of pure copper with a 24.33 mm diameter, 5.67 grams weight, and a reeded edge. The silver strikes will contain 90% silver and 10% copper with a 24.33 mm diameter, 6.25 grams weight, and a reeded edge.