We are pleased to offer for sale this New Hampshire White Mountain National Forest Quarter in GEM Proof condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This White Mountain National Park Quarter comes from the San Francisco (S) Mint. This White Mountain National Park Quarter is the sixteenth release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. The White Mountain National Forest is featured sixteenth because it was established as a National Forest on May 16, 1918 by the USFS (United States Forest Service), the sixteenth national reservation in United States history.
Information on White Mountain National Forest:
White Mountain National Forest makes up 14% of New Hampshire's total acreage. Most of this complex ecosystem is located in northern New Hampshire with a small portion extending into Maine. White Mountain National Forest features over 20 campgrounds, 1,200 miles of hiking trails, and the 34 mile Kancamagus Scenic Byway. The forest provides recreational activities including kayaking, skiing, camping, rock and ice climbing, hiking, and mountain biking. White Mountain National Forest has an area of 784,505 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.