Monday, February 22, 2016

New Quarter of Illinois' Shawnee National Forest

January 22, 2016, Chicago Tribune "New quarter to detail Shawnee National Forest" by Dawn Rhodes.

The U.S. Mint is set to release a new coin featuring the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois.  It is part of its America the Beautiful Quarters program featuring national parks across the country.

The reverse features a closeup of Camel Rock, one of the famous sandstone rock formations in the Garden of Gods area of the park.  Vegetation is in the foreground and a red-tailed hawk flies above it.  It was designed by Utah artist Justin Kunz and will be introduced in a ceremony February 4 at Southeastern Illinois College.

Visitors could buy $10 rolls of the quarters.

I have been collecting this set of quarters, made very difficult by its limited releases to coin shops and private collectors who charge $20 for a roll of the quarters.

I think they should be released through banks.

Not Real Happy About the Way They Are Releasing the Quarters.  --RoadDog

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