The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted in the wake of the 50 neighborhoods program and its District of Columbia and Territories Complementary Program.
Authorized by Public law 110-456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for “the issuance of iconic redesigned quarter dollars of national parks or other national sites in every state, District of Columbia and every territory.”
Similar to the issuance order of the 50 State Neighborhoods program, America the Beautiful National Parks districts are issued one per state, based on the order in which the selected site was first established. as a national park.
The Theodore Roosevelt National Park District, representing North Dakota, is the fourth of five issues of the America the Beautiful Quarters program for 2016 and the 34th issue of the entire series.
A modern redesign of that of John Flanagan Washington neighborhood design. Washington’s left-facing bust is in the center of the room. Flanagan’s initials “JF” are visible in the bust truncation. The caption UNITED STATES OF AMERICA wraps around the top of the coin. To the left of Washington is the inscription LIBERTY. To its right, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. The denomination of the coin wraps around the bottom of the coin, written as QUARTER OF DOLLAR.
A young man dressed in leather Theodore Roosevelt (26th President of the United States, 1901-1909) is pictured on horseback as he surveys land along the shores of the Little Missouri River in North Dakota. The Little Missouri, a tributary of the Missouri River and part of the large watershed of the Mississippi River, meanders through the main parts of the park.
Roosevelt’s connection to the park dates back to his youth when, at the age of 25, he made his first hunting trip to the badlands of North Dakota. This is where his long-standing love affair with the legendary American West began. He soon built the Maltese Cross hut at a ranch of the same name he had purchased, returning for an extended stay in 1884 after the deaths of his wife and mother. Roosevelt opened a second ranch that same year and ran a beef operation for a few years.
The future president’s experiences in North Dakota would play an important role in his subsequent conservation efforts.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park began as the Roosevelt Recreation Demonstration Area in 1935, becoming the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge in 1946 under the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. He was appointed on Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park in 1947, but with the addition of tens of thousands of acres of land in 1978, it was renamed Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Entries include THEODORE ROOSEVELT, NORTH DAKOTA, year of issue 2016, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Currency of the United States Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) designate that of Joël Iskowitz the initials “JI” are found to the left of the horse’s head near the edge of the coin, above the “D” in “Dakota”. Engraver Phebe Hemphill’s The initials “PH” are located under the horse’s stomach next to Roosevelt’s foot.
Like all of the corporate strike and proof neighborhoods in the America the Beautiful series, the neighborhood edge of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is reed.
The 2016 America the Beautiful – Theodore Roosevelt National Park neighborhood is just the latest in a recent series of coins depicting the People’s Progressive Republican President. 2016 also saw the release of the National Park Service Centennial Commemorative $ 5 Gold Coin, which presents the left side juggle profiles of Roosevelt and a renowned environmentalist John muir.
An image of Teddy Roosevelt is also found on coins for two other major multi-year programs. The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $ 1 Coin was released in 2013, and the South Dakota 50 States District entered circulation in 2006.
A commemorative silver dollar in honor of Mount Rushmore was also released in 1991.
Designer (s): American sculptor John Flanagan’s work in the medal and metal arts ranks him among the best artists of his generation. To generations of coin collectors, he is best known for his Washington neighborhood design (See designer profile). Joel Iskowitz joined the US Mint’s Art Infusion Program in 2005 and currently holds the title of United States Mint Master Designer (See designer profile). Designer Phebe Hemphill joined the US Mint in 2006, and since that time has grown into one of the country’s most prolific coin creators (See designer profile).
|Year of issue:||2016|
|Mint mark:||P, D, S (Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco)|
|Alloy:||91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel (business strike, clothing proof)|
|Weight:||5.67 grams (Cu-Ni)|
|Diameter:||0.955 in (24.3 mm)|
|OBV designer||John flanagan|
|REV designer||Joel Iskowitz / Phebe Hemphill|
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