The 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™ contains 10 uncirculated quarters—five minted at the Philadelphia Mint and five at the Denver Mint—honoring five of our Nation’s national parks and sites. The United States Mint issues these quarters in the order the honored sites were first established as national sites.
Each coin in the 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. Each year, five new national site designs are depicted on the reverse (tails) of the quarters. The 2020 coins honor the sites below with the following designs:
National Park of American Samoa: This design depicts a Samoan fruit bat mother hanging in a tree with her pup. The image evokes the remarkable care and energy this species puts into its offspring. The design is intended to promote awareness of the species’ threatened status resulting from habitat loss and commercial hunting. The National Park of American Samoa is the only one the Samoan fruit bat calls home. Inscriptions are “NATIONAL PARK,” “AMERICAN SAMOA,” “2020,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Weir Farm National Historic Site: This design depicts an artist, wearing a painter’s smock, painting outside Julian Alden Weir’s studio at Weir Farm. It was inspired by various images of the studio and Weir’s paintings created on the property, as well as descriptions by Weir and his fellow artists of their creative inspiration from the rural environment. The phrase “A NATIONAL PARK FOR ART” appears in the lower right. Additional inscriptions are “WEIR FARM,” “CONNECTICUT,” “2020,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve: This design depicts a red mangrove tree in an early stage of its life cycle, as it evolves from a very small plant to an adult tree. The design brings awareness to the park’s endangered mangrove forests and the unique and delicate nature of how the species reproduces in salt water. Inscriptions are “SALT RIVER BAY,” “U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS,” “2020,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park: This design depicts a young girl completing the planting of a Norway spruce seedling near an established tree, continuing the life cycle of the forest. The child represents the conservationist, seeking to maintain a sustainable forest for future enjoyment and education. The phrase “LAND STEWARDSHIP” anchors the design. Additional inscriptions are "MARSH-BILLINGS-ROCKEFELLER," "VERMONT," "2020," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve: This design depicts a skyward view of a Regal Fritillary butterfly against a backdrop of Big Bluestem and Indian grasses, iconic to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Inscriptions are "TALLGRASS PRAIRIE," “KANSAS," "2020," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."