The second release of the year for the latest circulating commemorative quarter program will be the 2011 Glacier National Park Quarter. Overall, this will represent the seventh site to be featured, with the order determined based on the dates the area were first federally designated.
Glacier National Park, located in the state of Montana, is represented on the reverse design of the coin. A mountain goat stands on the rocky slopes of the park’s high country, with Mount Reynolds visible in the background. The arrangement symbolizes the scope of the park, which includes more than one million acres of land. Inscriptions include “Glacier”, “Montana”, “E Pluribus Unum”, and 2011. The reverse was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Charles Vickers.
Appearing on the obverse of the coin is a portrait of George Washington restored from the 1932 Washington Quarter.
The release date for the Glacier National Park Quarter has not yet been provided, but should occur within the early second quarter of the year. Coins will be issued for circulation, as well as made available within numerous United States Mint products, including a specially issued 5 ounce silver bullion coin.
Designer: John Flanagan (obverse), Susan Gamble (reverse)
Mints: Philadelphia (P mint mark), Denver (D mint mark), and San Francisco (S mint mark)
Weight: 5.67 g
Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel (clad), 90% silver, 10% copper (silver proof)
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Thickness: 1.75 mm
More Information: America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins