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2015 Blue Ridge Parkway - S - Proof in Capsule

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway - San Francisco - Proof in Capsule

Our Price: $3.79
Year: 2015
Mint(s): San Francisco
Composition: Copper Nickel
Diameter: 24.3 mm

Product Code: 28903

About this Product Full Product Name
Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Quarter
28th in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States, noted for its scenic beauty. The parkway, which is America's longest linear park, runs for 469 miles through 29 Virginia and North Carolina Counties, mostly along the Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains. The quarter design depicts the grace and curvature of the road hugging the side of a mountain, with a North Carolina state flower in the background. The inscriptions are "Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina," "2015," and "E Pluribus Unum."

How can you make something better than the 50 State Quarter Program? Here's how! There were many reasons for the success of the State Quarter program in 1999. The top two - the design (each state had their own theme) and the limited production, they were each only being struck for less than 11 weeks. In 2010, it got better. Taking a page from the success referenced above, the US Mint will be issuing a New Series: "The America the Beautiful Quarters." But this one will have a twist. There will be one quarter per state, just like the 50 State Program, but the design will be based on one of the National Parks located in each state. The order will be based on when they were introduced as a National Treasure.

But the kicker is distribution. Unlike the 50 State Quarter program, where Congress forced the Mint to distribute the quarters to the local markets (and even then many of us didn't see but a few of the releases) this new program does NOT have to be released into the same flow of commerce. What does that mean? Well in 2009 the Mint released 6 special quarters for the six US Protectorate Territories... adding them to the 50 State Quarter Program. Have you seen them in circulation? And if so, more than a couple? That is the new distribution system.

This is the San Francisco Minted, Proof quarter in a capsule

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