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2020 Tallgrass Prairie Park Quarter released to the public

The new Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve quarter, 55th issue of the series and the final design for 2020, is now in circulation. On November 16, 2020, the coin became available through the U.S. Mint’s website and at the Lyon County State Bank in Emporia, KS. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the official in-person launch ceremony […]

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Quarter design finalized

On August 13, 2019, the U.S. Mint announced the final design for the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve quarters. The reverse shows a Regal Fritillary butterfly before Big Bluestem and Indian grasses. The inscriptions on the coin’s reverse include the name and location of the site: tallgrass prairie, kansas, the year of issue: 2020, and the […]

Candidate designs for new 2020 Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Quarter

In June of 2018, both the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) made recommendations after reviewing several candidate designs for the reverse of the 2020 Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve quarter. The CCAC chose a design showing a Regal Fritillary butterfly flitting amongst Big Bluestem and Indian grasses. The CFA […]

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve featured 55th in National Park Quarter series

Located in America’s heartland, along the rolling hills of eastern-central Kansas, is Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve – the largest prairie land of its kind left on Earth. At one time, the prairie covered 170 million acres, though much of it has been lost to agricultural development over time. At first glance, the land appears to […]

2020 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter Released

The new Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park quarter, 54th in the series and fourth to debut in 2020, is in circulation as of August 31. Located in Woodstock, VT, the working farm and woodlands opened as a national park in 1998. Its mission of land stewardship is the legacy of three distinct generations of owners. It […]