We are pleased to offer for sale this 2014-S Florida Everglades National Park Quarter in GEM Proof condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This Everglades National Park Quarter comes from the San Francisco (S) Mint. This Florida National Park Quarter is the twenty-fifth release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. Everglades National Park is featured twenty-fifth because it was established as a National Park on May 30th, 1934 by the NPS (National Park Service), the twenty-fifth national reservation in United States history.
Information on Everglades National Park:
Everglades National Park is located in southern Florida. It covers a massive 1,509,000 acres. It reaches the greater Miami metropolitan area on the east, the Gulf of Mexico on the west, and extends south to Florida Bay. It is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States as well as the largest wilderness of any kind east of the Mississippi River. The park was created to protect the fragile ecosystem of wetlands and forests. It provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther. Some of the most popular activities are biking, bird watching, camping, and fishing.
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 (starting in 2012 circulation strikes were also minted at the San Francisco (S) Mint). 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.