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28 Nov 2016

2021 State Park Quarter

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      I was recently reading through a smaller sized leaflet of the America the Beautiful State Quarter Program. As I flipped through the pages I started to ponder why only one quarter was made in 2021. My questions did not just stop there though. Why not make 6 quarters in 2020?  Will all the quarters that year have the same design? Why did they choose the Tuskegee Airmen National Site? 

     It became quite obvious to me that the reason for making only one quarter in 2021 is because they are making a quarter for each territory, state, and district. All together there would be 56 different masses of land. Every other year has 5 quarters in an attempt to make the series most equal, this leads one more quarter to be made. This means that one would have to be made 2021. 

     Unfortunately, none of my other questions have answers. Maybe they do have answers and have just not been given to the public.

      My second question was why don't they just make six quarters in 2020? This question is one I find more interesting because in the 2009 District and Territory Quarter Series they made six quarters in 2009. It didn't seem to be too much of a problem or hassle. I will admit this year did have a very low mintage per quarter, but that was because all the coins that year had low mintage. I still wonder the same question. Maybe in the future the Mint will give us a reason as to why they aren't going to make 6 quarters in 2020, but for now we are left empty handed. 

    The question I asked third was will all the quarters have the same design that year? If The Tuskegee Airmen turns out to be the only design in 2021 it may an interesting adaptation for some. For the 20 years before 2021 there would be at least 5 different quarters per year. It is definitely not a thing our country has never faced, for every year before 1999 we always had the same quarter design for at least one year. For the sake of the next question let us say that every quarter dollar in 2021 will have Tuskegee Airmen on it.

      My fourth question was why did they choose Tuskegee Airmen? The obvious answer maybe that all the state parks went in order of the year they were founded and The Tuskegee Airmen Monument was the last to be founded. If this is the answer I really wish the mint put more thought into it. If we are going to have the quarter for a whole year shouldn't it be something more unique than another state park. I understand that the Tuskegee Airmen Monument was a huge step for Civil Rights, but I still wish something would go on the coin that is more memorable.

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Level 6

There are a lot of questions! Thanks for all your research!

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

you will have to ask the mint director that, do a little more research or ask other people that study this

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

they chose Tuskegee Airmen National Site as the last one because it is the latest national park out of the ones that were chosen


Level 5

Interesting questions. I have not heard of any details thus far. Other than a Congressman has already put a bill together to see what comes after the ATB designs.


Level 7

This is 2016 your a few years ahead of your self. Don't worry about. I'm collecting the set I get five every year in proof silver. I think the series ends around then. By the way everything is already planned out. I don't think you'll get short changed.

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