Mint Rolls out the National Park Quarters
The mint unveiled the first five design of the "America the Beautiful" quarter series. In my opinion, the designs are much better than the "state quarters," The State Quarter series had no coherent design. Some showed maps of states, others showed unrelated state mementos, while one design featured a hanging astronaut (sorry Ohio).
The first five quarters in the national park series are all scenic. Note the consistency in the designs. They will look good together as a collection. They feature Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas; Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming; Yosemite National Park in California, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona; and Mount National Forest in Oregon.