2012 Denali National Park and Preserve Quarter (US Mint images)

2012 Denali National Park and Preserve Quarter

2012 Denali National Park Quarter (US Mint images)
2012 Denali National Park Quarter, click to enlarge

General Coin Information

The final of five new quarter dollars issued by the US Mint in 2012 as part of its America the Beautiful Quarters® Program will be the 2012 Denali National Park and Preserve Quarter. Shown on the reverse of the coin will be a design emblematic of Denali National Park and Preserve which is located in the state of Alaska.

This strike not only marks the last of five to appear in 2012 but will also mark the fifteenth to appear in the series overall. The program debuted in 2010 with five new quarter dollars and will see a release rate of five per year until 2021 when the last strike of the series appears. In total, fifty-six new quarter will appear in the series with one strike representing a location from each state, the District of Columbia and the five US territories.

Denali National Park and Preserve was originally established on February 26, 1917 as Mount McKinley National Park even though only a small portion of the mountain was actually included within the park. The park was changed to its current title of Denali National Park and Preserve in 1980 to better reflect the wishes of local citizens.

Obverse Design

A portrait of George Washington is seen on the obverse as designed by John Flanagan. The portrait was originally created for use on the 1932 circulating quarter dollar and has been seen on quarters ever since, with some minor variations. Obverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, QUARTER DOLLAR, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST.

Reverse Design

The reverse of the coin contains a design emblematic of Denali by showcasing a Dall Sheep in the foreground with Mount McKinley rising in the background. This design was completed by by AIP Master Designer Susan Gamble and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz. Reverse inscriptions include DENALI, ALASKA, 2012 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Denali Quarter Specifications

   
   Mint: United States Mint
   Mintmark: P, D, S
   Finish/Condition: Circulated
   Metal Content: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel
   Weight: 5.670 grams
   Diameter: 24.26mm (0.955 in)
   Edge: Reeded
   Issue Date: tbd
   Issue Price: $.25 for circulated version
   Mintage Limit: based on demand
   Face Value: $.25
   Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
   Reverse Designer: Susan Gamble / Jim Licaretz

Featured Quarter Auctions




2012 S El Yunque PR America the Beautiful Clad Proof National Parks
2012 S El Yunque PR America the Beautiful Clad Proof National Parks
$5.20
Time Remaining: 36m
Buy It Now for only: $5.20
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2013 S Deep Cameo Clad Proof Great Basin America the Beautiful Quarter B01
2013 S Deep Cameo Clad Proof Great Basin America the Beautiful Quarter B01
$1.75
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $1.75
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2012 S Denali AK America the Beautiful National Parks Clad Proof from Proof Set
2012 S Denali AK America the Beautiful National Parks Clad Proof from Proof Set
$5.25
Time Remaining: 41m
Buy It Now for only: $5.25
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2017 P Ellis Island NJ America the Beautiful Quarter
2017 P Ellis Island NJ America the Beautiful Quarter
$1.49
Time Remaining: 1h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $1.49
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2020 P 25C American Samoa Fruit Bat National Park America Beautiful Quarter
2020 P 25C American Samoa Fruit Bat National Park America Beautiful Quarter
$1.20
Time Remaining: 1h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $1.20
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2010 ATB Mount Hood America the Beautiful 3 coin set
2010 ATB Mount Hood America the Beautiful 3 coin set
$16.00
Time Remaining: 2h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $16.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set
2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set
$13.95
Time Remaining: 2h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $13.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2018 S America the Beautiful Quarters Proof ATB 5 Coin 25 Cent COINS ONLY No Box
2018 S America the Beautiful Quarters Proof ATB 5 Coin 25 Cent COINS ONLY No Box
$13.99
Time Remaining: 3h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $13.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2015 P and D America the Beautiful BU Quarters 10 UNC ATB Coin Set Blister Pack
2015 P and D America the Beautiful BU Quarters 10 UNC ATB Coin Set Blister Pack
$14.99
Time Remaining: 3h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2011 PD Gettysburg America the Beautiful Quarters 2 US Mint Sealed Rolls P + D
2011 PD Gettysburg America the Beautiful Quarters 2 US Mint Sealed Rolls P + D
$59.77
Time Remaining: 3h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $59.77
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2019 D Lowell National Historical Park America the Beautiful Quarter BU
2019 D Lowell National Historical Park America the Beautiful Quarter BU
$1.35
Time Remaining: 3h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $1.35
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2019 P Lowell National Historical Park America the Beautiful Quarter BU
2019 P Lowell National Historical Park America the Beautiful Quarter BU
$1.59
Time Remaining: 3h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $1.59
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Denali Quarter Resources

World Mint Coins | Coin Specifications, Resources and Coin Images