We are pleased to offer for sale this 2014-P Virginia Shenandoah National Park Quarter Roll in GEM BU condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. These Shenandoah National Park Quarters come in a Bank Wrapped Roll of 40 coins from the Philadelphia (P) Mint. This Virginia National Park Quarter is the twenty-second release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. Shenandoah National Park is featured twenty-second because it was established as a National Park on May 22nd, 1926 by the NPS (National Park Service), the twenty-second national reservation in United States history.
Information on Shenandoah National Park:
Shenandoah National Park is located 75 miles west of Washington, D.C. It has an area of 199,017 acres and is part of the Blue Ridge Mountain chain. The main attraction of the park is the 105 mile Skyline Drive. This National Scenic Byway is the only public road in the park and runs along the mountain ridges and partially through the forest. The road is a very popular tourist attraction during peak foliage season in the fall. The park also features over 500 miles of hiking and biking trails.
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.