Arches National Park Quarter

Background

The Arches National Park quarter is the third of 2014 and the 23rd overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. This park is a red rock wonderland. Visitors will discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any others in the world. Arches National Park has more than 2,000 natural stone arches, as well as hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. It was first established as a national site on April 12, 1929 (46 Stat. 2988).

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Characteristics

The reverse depicts Delicate Arch, a 65-foot freestanding natural arch. It is a widely recognizable landmark in Utah and the most famous arch found in the park. It has been depicted on postage stamps and license plates. The Olympic torch relay for the 2002 Winter Olympics passed through this arch. The La Sal Mountains are visible in the background. Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of Arches National Park.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • QUARTER DOLLAR

Reverse Inscriptions

  • ARCHES
  • UTAH
  • 2014
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Reverse
  • Sculptor: Charles L. Vickers
  • Designer: Donna Weaver, Artistic Infusion Program
Content last reviewed June 1, 2016

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