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Beginning in 2010, coin collectors will be able to collect a series of 56 new quarters that will depict national sites in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The mint worked with state officials to select the sites and collaborated with the U.S. Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The first five quarters in the series will depict:
- Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
- Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
- Yosemite National Park, California
- Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
- Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon
Get the release dates for all 56 quarters on the United States Mint website.
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In 2009, the United States mint will be releasing a series of four new pennies celebrating the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was born in 1809, and the first Lincoln penny was made in 1909.
The “tails” side of the new pennies will feature four different designs marking major periods in Lincoln’s life–his childhood, his formative years in Indiana, his early professional life in Illinois, and his presidency in Washington, D.C. The “heads” sign will continue to carry the familiar Lincoln portrait.
Illustration courtesy United States Mint