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Mount Rushmore to be Featured on America the Beautiful Quarter

Posted: Mon, December 17, 2012

We're excited to announce that one of the 2013 America the Beautiful quarters will feature Mount Rushmore! 

The coins will feature a never-before-seen image of the actual construction of the monument, displaying several workers facing precarious and dangerous conditions to carve Washington and Jefferson's faces into the mountainside.

This new image of Mount Rushmore will be featured on the obverse ("tails") side of the coin, while the "heads" side of which will continue to depict George Washington in profile.

The press release issued by the National Park Service Notes that:

"The 2013 design provides a glimpse of the work required to produce a master carving. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter will be the fifth released in 2013 and 20th overall in the America the Beautiful quarter series."

Learn more about the new quarter design here.

We look forward to seeing this new take on this much-beloved and stately monument!