2013 Great Basin Quarter Coin - S Mint - (UNC) Brilliant Uncirculated
- Released on 6/10/2013.
- The obverse shows a slightly modified version of the original Washington Quarter. The mint moved some of the wording previously found on the reverse to the obverse in order to make more room for the reverse design for each state. You'll find "United States of America," "In God We Trust," "Liberty," and "Quarter Dollar" all spelled out on the obverse of the quarter as well as the coin's mint mark.
- The reverse of the Great Basin quarter features a beautiful image of a single Bristlecone Pine tree (Pinus longaeva). These trees are not only long-living, but also grow in difficult conditions of cold temperatures, high winds and short growing seasons.
- The 5 National Parks Released in 2013 were White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial in Ohio, Great Basin National Park in Nevada, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Maryland, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
- Sovereign coins minted at the San Francisco Branch of the U.S. Mint and backed by the United States government, each with a face value of $0.25. The America the Beautiful Quarter Program began in 2010, but Uncirculated Quarters were not minted at San Francisco until 2012.
Great Basin National Park, first established in 1822, is located in Nevada and is home to some of the nation’s oldest trees – Bristlecone Pine Trees. The Great Basin extends from California’s Sierra Nevada to Utah’s Wasatch Range and from Southern Oregon to southern Nevada. It was named so by explorer John C. Fremont in the mid-1800’s. The Nevada portion of the Great Basin National Park includes the Lehman Caves, Wheeler Peak and a variety of historic resources, structures, and sites dating back as early as prehistoric times.
All coins come in protective plastic. Orders of 40 or more may ship in tubes.