The 2010-S Proof Yellowstone National Park Silver Quarter is the second design issued in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The 2010-S Proof Yellowstone National Park Silver Quarter was only issued in the 2010 America the beautiful 5 Piece Silver Proof Set and the 2010 Silver 14 Piece Proof Set.
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set: The America the Beautiful Quarters Silver 5 Piece Proof Set went on sale at the U.S. Mint on May 27, 2010. Each set contained 5 different America the Beautiful Quarter designs. All 5 quarters in the set were composed of 90% silver.
Issue Price: The America the Beautiful Quarters 5 Piece Proof set was priced at $32.95 for each set, if purchased directly from the U.S. Mint.
2010 Silver Proof Set: The 2010 Silver Proof Set went on sale on the U.S. Mint web site on August 26, 2010. Each set had an example of each circulating coin but in a proof format and it had a total of 14 coins in the set. The Roosevelt Dime, the 5 different America the Beautiful Quarters and the Kennedy Half were composed of 90% silver. All other coins in the set were composed of the same metal composition as before.
Issue Price: The 2010 Silver Proof Set had a price of 56.95 each if purchased directly from the U.S. Mint.
Obverse: The obverse of the coin features the same George Washington bust design used on all Quarters from 1999 to date.
Reverse: The reverse of the coin features a mature full bison with the Old Faithful geyser and the Yellowstone Mountains in the background. The inscriptions YELOWSTONE, WYOMING, 2010, and E PLRURIBUS UNUM, are located in a circular border in between the edge and design of the coin.
Yellowstone National Park: The Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming. The park was established as a National site on March 01, 1872. The Yellowstone National Park has some of the world’s most incredible geysers and is also home to a lot of wildlife animals like grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk.
Program Overview: The National Park Quarters Program began in 2010. It will honor a total of 56 National Parks and National Sites throughout the United States and the U.S. Territories. Five different reverse designs will be released each year in the order in which the site was established as a historic national site.
Public Law: Public Law 110-456