Those who love and collect coins – as well as those who love and collect artifacts about New Hampshire – can pick up the White Mountain National Forest Quarter at any Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) office.
New National Park Quarters started entering U.S. circulation in 2010, and they will continue through to 2021. Each year will feature five new quarters. The first coin issued in 2013 for the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program was the White Mountain National Forest Quarter and it was released on January 28, 2013.
New Hampshire’s 750,852 acre White Mountain National Forest is known for its mountainous terrain, scenic drives, rivers, lakes and wildlife. To capture these traits, the reverse of the new America the Beautiful Quarter®, designed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phoebe Hemphill, depicts Mount Chocorua, the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range, framed by birch trees and surrounded by lakes and forest. Inscriptions are WHITE MOUNTAIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
In February, we were thrilled to be asked to assist with the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® launch event held at Plymouth State University. The event debuted the sixteenth America the Beautiful® quarter and the only coin in the series to depict an image from the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire.
Following the launch event, volunteers from the National Forest Service handed out quarters and coin holders to children and MVSB employees assisted coin enthusiasts with the exchange of currency for rolls of the new White Mountain National Forest quarters.
Though nearly $15,000 in quarters were purchased at the event, MVSB retained an additional supply to ensure those who were unable to attend could obtain them. Community members are welcome to stop into their local MVSB office to purchase the quarters while supplies last. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-922-6872.
For more information about the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, please visit www.usmint.gov/events.