Tag Archives: New Mexico

For the first time in nearly 60 years… San Francisco Mint issued Uncirculated “S” Quarters!

In 2012 – after exclusively producing U.S. Proof and commemorative coins for decades – the prestigious San Francisco Mint struck the first regular-issue U.S. quarters in 58 years. A limited number of regular-issue 2012 National Park quarters will be struck at San Francisco for collectors, and will feature “S” mint marks below the motto IN […]

2012 Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarter is released from the U.S. Mint

The second 2012 issue of the National Park Quarter series, featuring Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, was released by the U.S. Mint on April 2, 2012. The National Park quarter series of 2010-2021 honors a national park or historic site in each of the 50 states, D.C. and the 5 U.S. territories. […]

Chaco Culture Quarter Design Finalized

The final approved design for the Chaco Culture quarter, 12th National Park quarter in the series, was announced in early December, 2011. The reverse of the second 2012 quarter, honoring Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico (established in 1907), features two kivas (round, subterranean chambers that are thought to have been used for […]

Candidate designs for new 2012
Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarter

Four candidate designs for the reverse of the first 2011 National Park quarter were submitted to the U.S. Treasury, the Commission of Fine Arts, and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee for consideration. Scheduled for release in April 2012, the 12th coin in the series will honor Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Three of the four […]

Chaco Culture National Historical Park honored 12th in National Park Quarter series

Located in northwestern New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park honors the pre-Columbian cultural center that thrived in the face of adversity hundreds of years ago. Established in 1907, Chaco Culture is the 12th site featured in the 2010-2021 National Park Quarter Series. Beginning in the mid-800s A.D., a series of immense buildings, or pueblos, […]