What does ATB mean? America the Beautiful Coins

America the Beautiful Coin Series

What does ATB mean?

ATB stands for America the Beautiful, a U.S. Mint quarter-dollar series capturing the beauty and elegance of each of the 50 states, Washington D.C. and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands). Each coin highlights a beautiful national park or national site that truly defines ATB.

Why America the Beautiful?

Introduced in 2010, the 5 oz Silver ATB coin series is the first of its kind produced by the U.S. Mint and is their largest Silver bullion product. Each design is duplicated from the America the Beautiful clad quarters in circulation, also since 2010. These circulating coins are more than 3x smaller (24.3 mm vs. 76.2 mm) and feature a matte finish, making them more dull. The 5 oz edition features a mirrorlike finish for collectors.


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Each America the Beautiful coin, both circulating quarter and 5 oz Silver coin, showcases an iconic national treasure, including Yosemite National Park, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon and the Everglades. The coins also feature the classic portrait of George Washington, used on the quarter-dollar coin since 1932. The 5 oz Silver ATB coins feature smooth edges inscribed with their weight and .999 fine Silver purity. The circulating ATB quarters feature reeded edges, similar to many other circulating coins today.

The National Park System was established through legislation spearheaded by President Theodore Roosevelt, who proclaimed 18 national parks by the end of his term in 1909. Roosevelt can now be seen as one of the four faces of Mount Rushmore in recognition of his tireless efforts to preserve America's most valuable treasures for future generations.

The Coins

To date there have been 30 coins released in the planned 56-coin series. Here is a list of future coins and their release years:

2016 ATB Coins   Illinois Shawnee National Forest Feb. 8, 2016
  Kentucky Cumberland Gap National Historical Park April 11, 2016
  West Virginia Harpers Ferry National Historical Park June 20, 2016
  North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt National Park Sept. 12, 2016
  South Carolina Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Nov. 14, 2016
2017 ATB Coins   Iowa Effigy Mounds National Monument
  District of Columbia Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  Missouri Ozark National Scenic Riverways
  New Jersey Ellis Island National Monument (Statue of Liberty)
  Indiana George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
2018 ATB Coins   Michigan Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  Wisconsin Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
  Minnesota Voyageurs National Park
  Georgia Cumberland Island National Seashore
  Rhode Island Block Island National Wildlife Refuge
2019 ATB Coins   Massachusetts Lowell National Historical Park
  Northern Mariana Islands American Memorial Park
  Guam War in the Pacific National Historical Park
  Texas San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  Idaho Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
2020 ATB Coins   American Samoa National Park of American Samoa
  Connecticut Weir Farm National Historic Site
  U.S. Virgin Islands Salt River Bay National Historical Park
  Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
  Kansas Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
2021 ATB Coins   Alabama Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

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The 2016 ATB quarters Silver proof set has five impeccable coins, all inscribed with amazing detail. Featured in the set are quarters showcasing the Shawnee National Forest, Cumberland Gap Historical Park, Harpers Ferry Historical Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and the Fort Sumter National Monument. These are the perfect addition to your proof set collection.


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