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2020 National Park of American Samoa quarter released

The new National Park of American Samoa quarter, 51st in the series and first of five to debut in 2020, is in circulation as of February 3rd. U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Richard Masters designed and Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill sculpted the National Park of American Samoa coin, which features a Samoan fruit […]

National Park of American Samoa Quarter design finalized

On August 13, 2019, the U.S. Mint announced the final design for the National Park of American Samoa quarter at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, IL. U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Richard Masters designed and Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill sculpted the National Park of American Samoa coin’s reverse. […]

National Park of American Samoa Quarter Candidate Designs

In 2018, the U.S. Mint commissioned its artists to create candidate designs for the 2020 National Park in American Samoa quarter. Ten were submitted for review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and the Commission of Fine Arts: three showed a Samoan man in native dress, blowing a conch shell; three showed fruit bats – […]

National Park of American Samoa featured 51st in National Park Quarter Series

Located in the South Pacific Ocean – halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand – the National Park of American Samoa is the only U.S. park site located south of the Equator. The park has units on four steep volcanic islands covered by lush rainforests – Ta’ū, Ofu, Olosega and Tutuila, home to American Samoa’s capital […]

New 2019 Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Quarter released

The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarter, the 50th issue of the National Park quarter series, is now in circulation. The official launch ceremony for this 5th and final 2019 issue took place on November 6, 2019 at Salmon Junior/Senior High School in Salmon, Idaho. Following the ceremony, a coin exchange was held […]