Acadia National Park
The Acadia National Park quarter is the third of 2012 and the 13th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land on the rugged coast of Maine that became Acadia National Park, the first national park east of the Mississippi River. The park is home to the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic Coast. Visitors come to Acadia to hike over granite peaks, bike on historic carriage roads and enjoy the spectacular scenery. It was first established as a national site on July 8, 1916 (39 Stat. 1785).
The reverse image depicts a view of the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and Acadia's rough coastline. The design captures many representative elements of Acadia: the coastline, the lighthouse, the pine trees and the ocean. Inscriptions are ACADIA, MAINE, 2012 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of Acadia National Park.
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