We are pleased to offer for sale this2011 Oklahoma Chickasaw National Park Quarter in GEM BU condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This Chickasaw National Park Quarter comes from the Philadelphia (P) Mint and is from an original BU roll or US Mint Set. This Chickasaw National Park Quarter is the tenth release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. TheChickasaw National Park is featured tenth because it was established as a National Park on July 1st, 1902 by the National Park Service, the tenth national reservation in United States history.
Information on Chickasaw National Park:
Chickasaw National Recreation Area is located in south central Oklahoma between Dallas, Texas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Chickasaw National Park is known for its natural springs and mineral waters. The name Chickasaw refers to the Native North America Chickasaw tribe, related to the Choctaw, that inhabited the area. Chickasaw National Park has extensive camping facilities, boating on Lake Arbuckeles, and over 20 miles of hiking trails. Chickasaw National Park has an area of 9,888 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.