We are pleased to offer for sale this 2020-D Salt River Bay Park and Ecological Preserve National Park Quarters Roll in GEM BU condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. This Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve Quarter Roll comes from the Denver (D) Mint. ThisUS Virgin Islands Quarter is the fifty-third release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. Salt River Bay National Parkis featured fifty-third because it was established as a National Historic Site on February 24, 1992 by the NPS (National Park Service), the fifty-third national reservation in United States history.
Information on the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve:
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve is a living museum on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Salt River Bay possesses an archaeological and historical heritage more than 2,000 years old that exists within a dynamic ecosystem supporting threatened and endangered species. In 1992, Congress created Salt River Bay as part of the National Park System to preserve, protect, and tell the story of its rich natural and cultural heritage. The site’s blend of sea and land holds some of the largest remaining mangrove forests in the Virgin Islands. In addition to the mangroves, the other vitally important ecosystems within the preserve are an estuary, coral reefs, flora, and a submarine canyon. The water acreage of the park, which makes up the majority of its 1,015 total acres, is home to 27 species listed as rare, threatened, or endangered.
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.