|2011 Coin: Olympic National Park, Washington -- Depicts a Roosevelt elk standing on|
a gravel river bar of the Hoh River with a view of Mount Olympus in the background.
The National Park Service, facing difficult budgetary concerns, is at least getting some love -- if not money -- from the U.S. Mint.
The designs for the second set of coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program were announced Wednesday via a press release from the mint in Washington, D.C.
Making the tail’s side of the coin for the 2011 quarters will be Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania), Glacier National Park (Montana), Olympic National Park (Washington), Vicksburg National Military Park (Mississippi) and Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Oklahoma).
|2011 Coin: Glacier National Park,|
Montana -- Depicts a classic
view of the northeast slope of
Mount Reynolds towering
in the distance, while a mountain
goat clamors over the rocky slopes
of the park's high country.
The act directs the mint to issue 56 quarters with designs emblematic of a national park or other national site in each state, D.C. and the five U.S. territories.
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