We are pleased to offer for sale this South Dakota Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter in GEM Proof condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This Mount Rushmore National Park Quarter comes from the San Francisco (S) Mint. This South Dakota National Park Quarter is the twentieth release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is featured twentieth because it was established as a National Park on March 3, 1925 by the NPS (National Park Service), the twentieth national reservation in United States history.
Information on Mount Rushmore National Memorial:
Mount Rushmore National Memorial features the heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln carved into the side of the Black Hills Mountains. The monument is located near Keystone, South Dakota. Designed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum, the memorial represents the first 150 years of the United States history. Each president's carving is around 60 feet tall.Mount Rushmore National Memorialhas a total area of 1,278 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.