2016 Shawnee Quarter Coin - S Mint - (UNC) Brilliant Uncirculated
- Released on 2/1/2016.
- 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 coin depicts a closeup view of Camel Rock with a hawk flying above.
- The 5 National Parks Released in 2016 were Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia, Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter) National Monument in South Carolina.
- 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.
The 265,000 acre Shawnee National Forest is located in Southern Illinois and was declared by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as such in September of 1939. The forest itself was established in 1933 and is home to some fascinating geological features including Hicks Dome which is believed to have been caused by a meteorite and the Little Grand Canyon which is more than 200 feet deep!
Shawnee National Forest also hosts a number of recreational activities for outdoor lovers including rock climbing, hunting, bird watching, equestrian trails and pedestrian trails. It also has a large amount of wetlands which provides refuge for migrating waterfowl.
All coins come in protective plastic. Orders of 40 or more may ship in tubes.