Approved designs for the reverses of the five America the Beautiful
quarter dollars to be released in 2017 were announced Sept. 1 by the
The designs and the national park or historic site for which each
America the Beautiful quarter dollar is to be issued are:
Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa: depicts an aerial view
of Native American mounds in the Marching Bear Group; designed by
Artistic Infusion Program designer Richard Masters, sculptured by U.S.
Mint Sculptor-Engraver Renata Gordon.
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, D.C.:
depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home in
Washington, D.C., in the background; designed by AIP designer Thomas
Hipschen and sculptured by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.
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Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri: reflects Alley
Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was used
to convert wheat into flour. Much of the original milling equipment is
still in place, and visitors to the park can tour the mill; designed
by AIP designer Ronald D. Sanders, sculptured by Gordon.
Ellis Island National Monument (Statue of Liberty) for New
Jersey: depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with
a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen
in the background; designed by AIP designer Barbara Fox and sculptured
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana:
depicts George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains
approaching Fort Sackville. Designed by AIP designer Frank Morris and
sculptured by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso.
For a review of the initially proposed designs, check here.