Yosemite National Park Official Quarter

On July 26, 2010, the Yosemite National Park Quarter will be released.  This marks the third release of the America the Beautiful Quarter serious and will celebrate the glory that is Yosemite while paying tribute to the park, which is located in Sierra Nevada, California.  Each year, millions of people flock to Yosemite to see infamous sites such as El Capitan, which will be featured on the reverse side of the quarter.

Yosemite Park Quarter

Like all quarters, the front side of the Yosemite National Park Quarter will display the infamous face of President George Washington.  The backside will showcase one of Yosemite’s greatest landmarks, El Capitan.  This well-known cliff is comprised of 3,000 feet of vertical rock and is located on the north side of Yosemite Valley.  In 1851, the cliff was named “El Capitan” by a Mariposa Battalion that was exploring the valley.  The outer ring of the Yosemite Quarter will display the words “California”, “Yosemite” and “E Plurbis Unum”. Joseph Menna is credited as the designer of the reverse side of the coin.

Yosemite National Park Quarter Release

The coin will is scheduled for release on July 26, 2010.  There will also be a launch ceremony on July 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM (PT).  The ceremony will take place at the Valley Visitor’s Center, which is located in Yosemite Village Loop in Yosemite, California.

Overview of Yosemite

Yosemite National Park is the culmination of nature’s work.  For millions of years, nature shaped this California region into a stunning landscape.  Due to its amazing views and natural beauty, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant in 1864, which originally left the Park under the control of the state of California.   Then, when President Theodore Roosevelt came into office, he was persuaded by John Muir to bring this area under the control of the federal government.   Now, Yosemite National Park hosts millions of visitors annually and is a cherished American landmark.

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