30 October 2019
Idaho's famous 'river of no return' is the latest beauty spot to feature on the America The Beautiful quarters programme, the US Mint has revealed.
The release celebrates a vista that covers more than 2 million acres and includes mountains, canyons, and whitewater rivers.
Designated a national site in 1980, the River of No Return Wilderness was later renamed in honour of the late U.S. Senator Frank Church, who played a leading role in its establishment as a protected wilderness.
The collection includes a selection of rolls and bags, a five-ounce silver uncirculated coin, and a three-coin set. This is the fifth instalment in the America the Beautiful quarters programme.
This reverse design depicts a piloted drift boat on the rushing river encompassed by the trees and rock formations of the wilderness. Inscriptions are “RIVER OF NO RETURN,” “WILDERNESS,” “IDAHO,” 2019,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
|Weight:||5.000 troy oz.
|Mint and Mint Mark:||Philadelphia – P|
Order the coins here.
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(image courtesy United States Mint)