We are pleased to offer for sale this 2017 P & D MO Ozark National Scenic Riverways National Park Quarter Rolls in GEM BU condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. These Ozark National Scenic Riverways Quarters come one roll each from the Philadelphia (P) and Denver (D) Mints. This MO National Historic Site Quarter is the thirty eighth release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. Ozark National Scenic Riverways is featured thirty eighth because it was established as a National Park on August 27, 1964 by the NPS (National Park Service), the thirty eighth national reservation in United States history.
Information on Ozark National Scenic Riverways :
This national park was established in 1964 and formally dedicated in 1971. It's purpose is to protect the Jacks Fork river and the Current river. The park contains 80,000 acres which are used for many forms of recreation including canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, horse back riding, hunting, hiking, fishing, camping, bird watching and photography. The park also includes a number of caves with ranger lead tours and it is traversed by the Ozark Trail, a popular long-distance hiking trail. The park is home to a number of feral horses and elk and a number of historic sites.
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 BUs 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.