New Quarter Reverse Debuts in 2021

Washington Crossing The Delaware 2021 Quarter

The America The Beautiful (ATB) Quarters program winds to an end in less than 18 months. And there are already plans being drafted on what reverse design will anchor the quarter once the last of the 56 ATB quarters is struck honoring the various national parks and monuments throughout the United States and its territories.

The Commission of Fine Arts has selected a design pitched by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee that depicts General George Washington and his Continental Army crossing an icy Delaware River on Christmas 1776. Washington and his troops were on their way to what would be successful endeavors in the Battle of Trenton and Battle of Princeton during the Revolutionary War on Christmas 1776. This reverse design, if selected, would be paired with the pre-1999 obverse of George Washington as designed by John Flanagan in 1932.

Still, there are a few possible wrinkles in the longterm plans. Congress is considering a quarter program honoring women’s history and a design celebrating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, which would include 56 quarters “emblematic of the accomplishments and contributions of a prominent woman” from each of the states and territories represented in the program.

Another 10-year program the U.S. Mint is considering includes designs that honor the nation’s 250th birthday in 2026. The other reverse designs in that series would feature animals on the 2022 to 2025 quarters and the pieces struck from 2027 to 2030 showcasing youth sports. There is presently no public announcements on what would be shown on the 2031 quarter.


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