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.
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.
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|
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.