The United States announced the designs for the America the Beautiful Quarters that will be on the reverse side of each of these coins. George Washington remains on the obverse side, John Flanagan Prepared this portrait.
Apart from inscriptions on the obverse side which say "Liberty", "In God We Trust" and the "Quarter Dollar", the reverse side will also carry images and inscriptions that represent each of these national sites.
For example, the El Yunque Forest quarter carries the image of a Coqhi tree frog perched on a leaf while a Puerto Rican parrot is behind an epiphyte plant while bearing the words EL YUNQUE, PUERTO RICO, 2012 and E PLURIBUS UNUM on the heads side.
This program has been brought into effect, thanks to the America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, which authorizes the US Mint to issue 56-circulating American the Beautiful quarter dollar coins, containing images of national sites or parks that are located in the US or within its territories - the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Puerto Rico.
Another interesting aspect about these coins that they will be rotated 5 times every year until 2020. They will be released in the order based on when the featured park was established.
The US Mint has been the sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and produces commemorative, uncirculated and proof coins apart from silver, gold and platinum bullion coins and Congressional Medals.