The 2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Clad Proof Set™ from the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program features all five of the 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters struck in proof condition, protectively encased in a clear plastic lens and newly designed packaging.
U.S. Mint proof coins feature sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special cameo effect. Proof blanks are specially treated, polished and cleaned to ensure high quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief. The coins are then packaged in a protective lens to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish.
The 2013 edition of the U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ features the fourth annual release of five quarters in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
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. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “QUARTER DOLLAR.”
The 2013 reverse (tails) of these coins honors the sites below with the following designs:
White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire:
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Ohio:
Great Basin National Park in Nevada:
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Maryland
Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota