Calling all collectors! The 2011 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin is now available. This popular coin — available for the first time since 2008 — has an obverse (heads side) image of Lady Liberty in graceful splendor with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. The heraldic eagle with shield is featured on the reverse (tails). These beautiful coins make a great addition to any collection or the perfect gift for that special coin enthusiast.
Known for its steep forested slopes and u-shaped valleys, the beauty of Olympic National Park is captured in the quarter's captivating design. Each set contains one uncirculated quarter from each of the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver and one proof quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco. Find out more information about the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets today!
Coin enthusiasts can now enhance their collection with 2011 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins honoring Gettysburg National Military Park. This is the sixth five—ounce uncirculated coin released in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Enjoy the intricate detail and extraordinary design of these stunning coins. Find out more here.
Now is your chance to own the 2011 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set honoring President Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife Lucy Hayes. Collectors can purchase this unique set that features an uncirculated Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential $1 Coin and a Lucy Hayes First Spouse Bronze Medal. Purchase this unique coin and medal duo here.
Attention educators! Are you looking for creative lesson plans and classroom activities? Explore the rich and cultivating history of our Nation's national parks and sites with the America the Beautiful Quarters Program lesson plans that will enrich your curriculum! Visit our teacher's network at www.usmint.gov/kids/teachers/network/ for fun and creative tools that your students will love!
|10/04/2011||Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Cover|
|10/18/2011||America the Beautiful Quarters Three Coin Set™ — Vicksburg National Military Park|
|11/14/2011||America the Beautiful Quarters Bags and Two-Roll Set™ — Chickasaw National Recreation Area (OK)|
|11/17/2011||James Garfield Presidential $1 Coin Rolls|
|11/22/2011||2011 America the Beautiful Quarters™ Circulating Coin Set|
September's Coin of the Month is the Vicksburg National Military Park quarter. Vicksburg not only played a major part in the outcome of the Civil War, but its Yazoo River was the burial site of the steam-powered warship depicted on this coin.
However, the USS Cairo lies buried in the river's silt no longer! Learn more about this fascinating piece of American history on the September Coin of the Month page and on the Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter page.
It's hard to imagine what the Western Hemisphere would be like today if Christopher Columbus had not sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and on subsequent trips. But in 1992, three commemorative coins paid tribute to the explorer…and that's only part of the treasure you can discover on the page devoted just to Christopher Columbus and his holiday.
For example, do you know which American city hosted the first recorded celebration of this sailor's life? Find out on our Columbus Day page!