America the Beautiful Quarters 2014 Silver Proof Set
- All five 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters in proof condition
- Fifth in the series
- Each coin struck in 90% silver
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This product is part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program program.
The 2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ features all five of the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters struck in proof quality, protectively encased in a clear plastic lens and outer packaging. Each coin is struck in 90 percent silver, also known as “coin silver.”
The 2014 edition of the U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ features the fifth annual release of five quarters in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
Each coin in this series features a common obverse (heads) with the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “QUARTER DOLLAR.”
The 2014 reverse (tails) of these coins honor the sites below with the following designs:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee:
This design depicts a historic log cabin found within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It features a segment of the lush green forest and a hawk circling above. Inscriptions are “GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS,” “TENNESSEE,” “2014,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Shenandoah National Park in Virginia:
This design depicts a day hiker taking in the view from the Little Stony Man summit. Inscriptions are “SHENANDOAH,” “VIRGINIA,” “2014,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Arches National Park in Utah:
This design 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. Inscriptions are “ARCHES,” “UTAH,” “2014,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado:
This design features a father and son playing in the sand next to the creek bed. The distinctive mountains and sand dunes are featured in the background. Inscriptions are “GREAT SAND DUNES,” “COLORADO,” “2014” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Everglades National Park in Florida:
This reverse (tails) design, inspired by the bird population in the Everglades, features an anhinga with outstretched wings on a willow tree with a roseate spoonbill visible in the mid-ground. Both birds are found throughout the Everglades National Park. Inscriptions are “EVERGLADES,” “FLORIDA,” “2014,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
U.S. Mint proof coins feature sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special cameo effect. Proof blanks are specially treated, polished and cleaned to ensure high quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief. The coins are then packaged in a protective lens to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish.
|Composition:||90% Silver, Balance Copper|
|Diameter:||0.955 inch (24.3 mm)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||San Francisco - S|
|Coins included in this set are five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins.|