2010-S 25C Hot Springs NP - Silver, DCAM PR70DCAM Certification #18381269, PCGS #418828
The 2010-S Proof Hot Springs Silver Quarter is the first design issued in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The 2010-S Proof Hot Springs Silver Quarter was only issued in the 2010 Silver Proof Set.
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.
Overview: The Hot Springs National Park is located in Arkansas and it was established as a historical site on April 20, 1832. It was established as a historical site in order to conserve the water from its 47 springs that emerge water from Hot Springs Mountain. The water was primarily used to drink and for therapy purposes.
Obverse: The Obverse of the coin displays the same Washington bust design used on all State Quarters to date.
Reverse: The reverse of the Hot Springs Quarter illustrates the façade of the Hot Springs National Park Headquarters with a thermal fountain in the foreground. The reverse also has the inscriptions, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 2010 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The Hot Springs Headquarters was completed in 1936.
John Flanagan/Don Everhart
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America