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2015 Kisatchie National Forest - San Francisco - Proof in Capsule

2015 Kisatchie National Forest - San Francisco - Proof in Capsule


 
Our Price: $3.79
Year: 2015
Mint(s): San Francisco
Composition: Copper Nickel
Diameter: 24.3 mm
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Product Code: 28717
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About this Product
 
Kisatchie National Forest National Park Quarter
27th in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

The only National forest in Louisiana is located in the forested piney hills and hardwood bottoms on seven central and northern parishes. It is one of the largest pieces of natural landscape in Louisiana. The forest also contains and provides a buffer for the Kisatchie Hills Wilderness, a nationally designated wilderness area that contributes to protecting the biodiversity of the coastal plain region of the United States. The reverse of this quarter features a wild turkey in flight over blue stem grass with long leaf pine in the background.

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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