5 Tips for Collecting
America the Beautiful Quarters
August 24, 2016
Without a doubt, the best way to treasure national parks is to VISIT them! Like actually go and see them! Make your way through them by driving, walking, hiking, canyoneering, paddling… you get the idea.
But let’s face it, visiting every single national park, historical site and monument is just not possible for most of us. So another way to enjoy these national treasures is to start a quarter collection with the US Mint. This is a great activity to do with kids. Not only will they have the opportunity to learn about places they have never been or even heard of before, but they are sure to get excited about filling up their maps and anticipating the release of specific quarters each year.
In 2010 the United States Mint began issuing these unique quarters and they release a small collection each year. It won’t be until 2021 that all the quarters to complete this collection will be available. Each state or territory has just one quarter depicting a special National Park, historical site or monument. In all, 56 quarters will complete the collection. For a complete list of which states will release their quarter by year, click on this link.
America the Beautiful Quarters® National Site Register
Get to know the US Mint website. There is a great deal of educational information available like how coins are made, a brief one-page informational summary on the location of each quarter issued for the current year and more. You can even learn about the artists who design and engrave the coins of the United States of America.
Choose the folder you will use to hold your collection. The US Mint website has some options. Here are more options from Amazon. Give your kids involved. Let them choose! They’ll be more excited about the collection if they’re involved from the beginning.
What about you? Have you started an America the Beautiful Quarter Collection? Share your tips here.