White Mountain National Forest
The White Mountain National Forest quarter is the first of 2013 and the 16th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. White Mountain National Forest, located in both New Hampshire and Maine, provides unique and strikingly beautiful landscapes and is one of America's most visited national forests for its wide array of recreational opportunities and rich natural resources. The White Mountain National Forest includes unique features such as Mt. Washington, the highest peak north of the Smokey Mountains and east of the Mississippi. It was first established as a national site on May 16, 1918 (40 Stat. 1779).
The reverse design depicts Mt. Chocorua, the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range, framed by birch trees. It is an iconic view of the White Mountain National Forest system lands. Inscriptions are WHITE MOUNTAIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of White Mountain National Forest.
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