Jaime Hernandez: The 2010-S Proof Grand Canyon National Park Silver Quarter features the fourth design issued in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The 2010-S Proof Grand Canyon National Park Silver Quarter was only issued in the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set and the 2010 Silver Proof Set.
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set: The America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set went on sale at the U.S. Mint on May 27, 2010. Each set contained all 5 different America the beautiful Quarter designs. All 5 coins in the set were composed of 90% silver.
Issue Price: The America the Beautiful Quarters Silver 5 Piece Proof Set was priced at $32.95 each, 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 14 Piece 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 stone and mortar granaries which are located above the Nankoweap Deltas. The granaries were used by some of the Grand Canyon’s earliest settlers to store seeds, corn, beans and other crops.
Grand Canyon National Park: The Grand Canyon National Park located in Arizona, was established as a national site on February 20, 1893. The Grand Canyon National Park is a large canyon carved by the Colorado River. The Grand Canyon is approximately 277 miles long and in some areas, up to 18 miles wide.
Program Overview: The America the Beautiful 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
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