America the Beautiful Quarter Errors List

Updated on October 7, 2016

With 56 unique Statehood Quarter designs minted over a short period of just eleven years, you might be inclined to believe that the Mint took a hiatus after completion, right? Well, in this case, you couldn't be further from the truth! Taking on another history-making endeavor, the United States Mint released the first coins of its "America the Beautiful Quarters Program" just months after the completion of the infamous Statehood Quarters Program. The project might be a tall task for the Mint, but it's a world of quarter-collecting opportunities for you! In this article, we'll dive right into these opportunities by exploring errors, values, and program specifics. Keep reading to learn more!

National Park Quarters

While the United States Mint properly refers to these coins as the "America the Beautiful Quarter Program," it's not uncommon to also hear them called National Park Quarters. Either way you look at it, these quarters are set to be a big part of U.S. coin history. Enacted by America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, 56 new quarter designs are to be minted in honor of the country's most renowned national parks and landmarks. These unique quarters are to be minted at a rate of five per year, running from 2010 through 2021. The quarters themselves will feature a national park or landmark from each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. The quarter designs will be minted in the order in which the parks or sites were designated national treasures.

Quarter Releases by Year

  • 2010 - Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas), Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming), Yosemite National Park (California), Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona), Mount Hood National Forest (Oregon).
  • 2011 - Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania), Glacier National Park (Montana), Olympic National Park (Washington), Vicksburg National Military Park (Mississippi), Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Oklahoma).
  • 2012 - El Yunque National Forest (Puerto Rico), Chaco Culture National Historical Park (New Mexico), Acadia National Park (Maine), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii), Denali National Park (Alaska).
  • 2013 - White Mountain National Forest (New Hampshire), Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial (Ohio), Great Basin National Park (Nevada), Fort McHenry National Monument (Maryland), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (South Dakota).
  • 2014 - Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee), Shenandoah National Park (Virginia), Arches National Park (Utah), Great Sand Dunes National Park (Colorado), Everglades National Park (Florida).

  • 2015 - Homestead National Monument of America (Nebraska), Kisatchie National Forest (Louisiana), Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina), Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (Delaware), Saratoga National Historical Park (New York).
  • 2016 - Shawnee National Forest (Illinois), Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (Kentucky), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (West Virginia), Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Dakota), Fort Sumter National Monument (South Carolina).
  • 2017 - Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), Frederick Douglass National Historical Site (District of Columbia), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri), Ellis Island National Monument (New Jersey), George Rodgers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana).
  • 2018 - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan), Apostle Island National Lakeshore (Wisconsin), Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota), Cumberland Island National Seashore (Georgia), Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (Rhode Island).
  • 2019 - Lowell National Historical Park (Massachusetts), American Memorial Park (Northern Mariana Islands), War In The Pacific National Historical Park (Guam), San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Texas), Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho).
  • 2020 - National Park of American Samoa (American Samoa), Weir Farm National Historical Site (Connecticut), Salt River Bay National Historical Park (U.S. Virgin Islands), Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (Vermont), Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (Kansas).
  • 2021 - Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (Alabama).

National Park Quarter Values

There may be a lot of similarities between these quarters and their preceding Statehood Quarter Program, but mintage numbers aren't one of them. Due to the extreme hype surrounding the Statehood Quarter Program, they were minted in vast numbers. In fact, some designs were minted with numbers exceeding one billion quarters! With such excessive mintages, it's going to be a very long time before these coins finally gain a respectable value. Fortunately, this is not the case with the new Quarters. Minted in much lower numbers, the National Park Quarters have the potential to realize value much quicker. Although it's still yet to be seen how supply and demand will affect the value, the table below may be an early indicator of higher values.

Quarter Design
Mintage Number (P & D)
2000 Virginia State Quarter
First Three Years of the America the Beautiful Quarter Program (15 Total Designs)

With considerably lower mintages, valuable National Park Quarters may be on the market much sooner than their Statehood Quarter counterparts!

America the Beautiful Quarter Errors List

It may take many years to figure out exact values for regular minted National Park Quarters, but snagging an error coin can drastically reduce the wait! Like the Statehood Quarter Program, quarter errors in the new set will pull an immediate premium. Much of the value in this program will again surround these rare quarters! The great news for collectors is that there are already numerous errors reported. Below you'll find a short list of National Park Quarter errors and their current values.

America The Beautiful Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter.
America The Beautiful Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter. | Source
  • 2012 Hawaii Volcanoes Doubled Obverse - Released in the latter part of 2012, some of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Quarters minted at the Philadelphia Mint exhibit a doubling on the obverse. Slight doubling can be observed in the P mint mark, the phrase "In God We Trust", and the word "Liberty." The suspected cause of this error is thought to be die deterioration, not an actual double stamping of the coin. While it's not a true "doubled die" variety, these coins are still pulling an increased premium. Values for these quarters may increase with time, but currently sit at $4-$10 for an MS-65 graded specimen.

America The Beautiful Denali National Park Quarter.
America The Beautiful Denali National Park Quarter. | Source
  • 2012 Denali National Park Doubled Obverse - Much like the Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter, some of the Denali National Park Quarters produced at the Philadelphia Mint also exhibit doubled obverses. On these coins, doubling can be observed in the phrases "United States of America" and "Quarter Dollar." Once again, the doubling on these ATB Quarters is suspected to be caused by die deterioration. Values may increase, but stand at around $4-$10 for an MS-65 graded specimen.
  • 2014 Florida Everglades Wing Error - Over the last few months, I've noticed a few Florida Everglade Quarters popping up on eBay with a supposed "Wing Variation" error. The error is supposed to be a variation in the right wing feather that is closest to the body of the bird. Upon examination of the pictures provided, I have yet to see a significant difference between the "error" and normal coins. If you have more information or viable proof of this error, I would greatly appreciate any input. As for now, I'll leave this error as unproven, but still a possibility.

Miscellaneous Quarter Errors

These types of errors have the potential to show up on any of the National Park Quarter designs. It's always a good practice to check your pocket change as you never know what may show up!

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Clipped Planchet ErrorMissing Clad Layer ErrorOff Center Error
Clipped Planchet Error
Clipped Planchet Error | Source
Missing Clad Layer Error
Missing Clad Layer Error | Source
Off Center Error
Off Center Error | Source
  • Clipped Planchet - Although rare, mis-feeds in the minting process can happen. This particular type of mis-feed causes part of the quarter to be clipped off. Easily spotted, these quarters will be completely missing an entire section of the coin. A singe clip can pull values up to $75. Double and triple clips can top values of $100+.
  • Missing Clad Layer - Easily distinguished from other quarters, these error coins will have a copper colored side. Improper bonding of metals causes the outer nickel layer to separate from the quarter. This separation leaves the copper core exposed on one side of the coin. Missing clad layer error quarters can drastically vary in value depending on the condition of the coin. $10-$300+
  • Off Center Strike - An off center strike is caused when the blank quarter planchet is loaded into the collar improperly. This mint error will cause both the obverse and reverse design to be stamped off center. Depending on the degree of the offset, these errors can carry values of $10-$100+.

Do You Have Any America the Beautiful Quarter Errors?

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America the Beautiful Quarter errors are few and far between at the moment, but that could all change in an instant. With the series in its early years, there's still plenty of room for error. Hopefully you'll end up with one of those mint mistakes. Thanks for reading this article. Please leave a comment if you have one of these unique treasures!

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        Bernard counts 6 weeks ago

        2013 FORT McHERNY Quarter.Back edge line is wide on the top and goes to all most nothing at the bottom. Is it a miss stamped coin?

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        Rick 2 months ago

        I have a 2014 Virginia State parks Quarter that is a mule what is the worth.

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        Kenyatta 3 months ago

        I have a quarter that looks like someone slided something over it. This is really crazy.

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        Bill west 3 months ago

        I have 2 quarters missing the clad layer, 2002 Indiana and 2002 ohio. Both sides are missing clad layer.

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        Katherine 3 months ago

        I have found a New Hampshire state quarter that has a strong imprint of what looks like another state quarter. It is mirrored into the coin. You can read America easily. It is such a hard embedment i can lay a quarter perfectly in the indentation. What could this possibly be worth? Who do i trust to grade it?

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        Alexander 3 months ago

        Yes, I have a 1999 Pennsylvania State Quarter that seem to be missing a clad layer and also appears to have a green hue cast over it's entire surface. Can anyone give me any information concerning this coin. I also have a 2015 Kisatchie, Louisiana State Quarter that seem to have a "Hang Nail" at the bottom of it's claw. Might any of these be worth anything?

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        Katherine 4 months ago

        I have found 2 profound error coins! One is a New Hampshire State quarter--another coin is strong imprinted into the front to where you can read "America". It is mirrored. The coin hit so hard it is bent.

        The other coin i found today. The ATB Mount Rushmore quarter. Which was amazing to finally find, let alone errored! It appears to have another print from a coin lightly covering the back of the coin. Im still working on what coin it may be from. Im very excited to have found them! Would like to get some type of estimate and sell them to a collector who will appreciate them

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        landon 5 months ago

        let me see the 2020 park quarters

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        tim bartlett 7 months ago

        I have recently found a yosemite quarter that was struck to the size of a dime. Has any one heard of one like that?

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        Victor Dub 7 months ago

        I have a 2016 Theodore Roosevelt double die on North Dakota obvious with a bunch of other die planchette

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        Tina Swain 8 months ago

        I found a Ozark riverways Missouri Quarter with a line that goes thru the center of United States of America and thru Quarter Dollar. What's it worth?

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        Christy 9 months ago

        I have a 2016 north dakota quarter with a very noticeabke error how can i findout the value

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        JIMMY EASTERWOOD 14 months ago

        I HAVE A 2009GUAM IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE A "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL QUARTER'S PROGRAM"there's no ring around the back of it. Is this an erra coin?

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        greg 15 months ago

        I have a 1965

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        Doralbaus 15 months ago

        I have a Shawnee quarter coin with an extra piece of metal just on the top of the rocks. It looks like another rock. Do you think it can be have any value?

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        Randy Landreneau 15 months ago

        While searching a half tube of 2011 uncirculated Gettysburg D mint mark quarter I discovered an error coin. The L in Liberty is missing on one of them. I researched it and found none like it. Please tell me if I have something worth while.

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        Mike Worthington 16 months ago

        I have a 2012 Denali National Park quarter, that has a raised bump on the Washington side taking in the word liberty. every thing look normal, except the bump. The back side is perfectly normal, has not been shot or damaged in anyway. Your thoughts on what, if any value.

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        John Earley 16 months ago

        Have state quarter or America tha beautiful seems to be the South Dakota on new Hampshire planchet has anybody heard of one??????

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        Jesse Godsey 16 months ago

        I had someone walk up to me to buy a cigaretteand he handed me a quarter. After I observed it I come to find out its a 2015 San Francisco Saratoga "British Surrender". I am curious about it and was wondering what info you can give me on it? Also it may not mean anything but on the reverse side it has a burr on the lower half of the quarter.

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        Brandonb 17 months ago

        I have a Bombay hook quarter with a missing clad layer. Any info on this would be nice.

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        Lilo 17 months ago

        I have a quarter that's in color on the back is it of any value?

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        Suzy 17 months ago

        I believe I have a quarter error on the 2015 kisatchie quarter. It appears that the grass below the bird is also on the obverse. And it is doubled on the reverse with a 90 degree rotation to the right. I don't know if I am using the correct terms. New to this.

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        Mike 17 months ago

        I think I came across a 2010 P Hot Springs quarter that appears to be stamped in silver. I plan to send it in to be varified. Have you heard of one?

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        Sheila Brown 22 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

        This is very interesting. We have a vending machine business and always get a lot of coins. I used to try to check all my change for errors but gave up as it takes so long. I am going to book mark this and at least watch for the "America the Beautiful" coin errors you listed here! Thanks for the info! :)

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        Geoffcorey 23 months ago

        k have an arches quarter with a large lump sitting on top of the arch, clearly an error from a worn mold,or etc...

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        Heather 2 years ago

        I have a 2014 Colorado great sand dunes P that does not have the usual crimped sides. Worth anything?

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        Beverly 2 years ago

        I have a south Dakota quarter 2013 D that appears to be double stamped with Mt. Rushmore and something else.

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        ROBERT5454 2 years ago

        I have a 2014 everglade quarter and the Anhinga on it is wearing a hat.

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        I have an Olympic National Park Quarter that is copper faced on both sides

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        DDubocq 2 years ago

        i came across a few 2015 D NC[Blue Ridge Parkway] with small D's stamped on reverse side in the middle next to the road going into the tunnel. Very odd .

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        arrowcoin 2 years ago

        Hi Joe! I have a 50% obverse clad layer missing 2014 Arches quarter. It is certified MS62 by NGC. It can be seen on ebay. The listing ends 07-27-15. It is a pretty coin. I hope you are able to see it. arrowcoin

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        Richard Stachowsk 2 years ago

        Hey Joe, I think I've found some 2015-D North Carolina America The Beauiful quarter errors ?

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        Richard Stachowsk 2 years ago

        I've already found 50 or so 2015-D North Carolina ( Blue Ridge Parkway ) . I think it will be a new DDR, heres the link to this coin

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        Zach 2 years ago from Colorado

        Abacolinda - Thanks for your response. Unfortunately, the ring that you are talking of is not an error, but rather a scratch mark left behind from a coin rolling machine. Most likely, your quarter was at the end of the roll when the machine crimped the paper sleeve around the roll of quarters.

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        Abacolinda 2 years ago

        I have a Honestead P with a ring on the face which seems to match the inner ring on the reverse. None of my other Homesteads have this ring on the face.

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        Zach 2 years ago from Colorado

        dihedral - I haven't heard of any Yosemite quarters struck on the Presidential dollar planchets, but it doesn't mean it couldn't happen! If the coin you have was in fact struck on a presidential dollar planchet, you should immediately notice that the size of the coin will be much larger than a standard quarter. If the size is the same, the quarter could be missing clad layers. Either way you look at it, it definitely sounds like you have an error. I would recommend taking the the quarter to a reputable coin dealer in your area. They should be able to tell you a bit more about the quarter! Thanks for posting, and nice find.

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        dihedral 3 years ago

        I believe I have a 2010 Yosemite America the Beautiful D mint struck on a Presidential (the brass looking one) planchet! Does anyone know of another example and if so the worth?

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        Stargrrl 3 years ago

        Wow. This was really interesting. Not to mention thoroughly researched and well written.

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        Blackspaniel1 3 years ago

        Have any errors occurred in the San Francisco quarters? Circulation S quarters exist, but have to be purchased. They are even lower mintages than the others, so an error coin might be worth more, since fewer migh exist. Let's hope the five ounce silver coins were minted with care.

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        MariaMontgomery 3 years ago from Central Florida, USA

        I collected the statehood quarters, but never was able to get the last few from the Denver mint. I had no idea about this new set of quarters. I wonder why this wasn't publicized more?