Frank Church River Of No Return latest in America the Beautiful quarters programme


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. 

Coin details

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.”

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Finish: Uncirculated
Denomination:  Quarter
Composition: 99.9% Silver
Weight: 5.000 troy oz.
(155.517 grams)
Diameter: 3.000 inches
(76.20 mm)
Edge: Lettered
Mint and Mint Mark: Philadelphia – P


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(image courtesy United States Mint)