Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Watch for a new Everglades-themed quarter in November

A new Florida quarter featuring the Everglades is scheduled to be released in November.

The coin is part of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful series of quarters and features an anhinga with outstretched wings on a willow tree with a roseate spoonbill visible in the mid-ground. Both birds are found throughout the Everglades National Park.

The Mint launched the America the Beautiful Quarters program in 2010. The 12-year initiative includes 56 quarters featuring reverse designs depicting some of the country's most cherished national parks and other national sites. The United States Mint will issue five new quarter designs per year, with one final design in 2021. The fifth year of the program, 2014, features the fifth group of five quarters in the series.

Other quarters in the series that have been released already this year include Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Arches National Park in Utah and Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.

Each coin in this series features a common obverse (heads) with the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model.

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