San Antonio Missions State Park Chosen for Next Texas State Quarter
September 09, 2009
AUSTIN - The U.S. Mint has announced that San Antonio Missions State Park has been chosen to represent Texas in the next series of state themed quarters. The façade of Mission Espada has been recommended to represent the park on the quarters.
"With Texas' rich and diverse cultural fabric, it's difficult to choose just one image to represent the span of history in the Lone Star State," Gov. Perry said. "I'm proud that San Antonio Missions State Park has been chosen to represent our state in this national program, and I look forward to seeing these new coins in circulation."
As part of the America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, the mint will issue coins featuring national parks and other national sites on the reverse of the quarters every 10 weeks beginning in 2010. Selected sites will represent each of 56 host jurisdictions comprising the 50 states, District of Columbia and each of the five U.S. territories. A portrait of George Washington will remain on the front of all quarters.
The act directs the secretary of the treasury consult with the secretary of the interior and governor or chief executive of each host jurisdiction to select the national park or national site to be honored for each jurisdiction. The U.S. Mint will design, mint and issue the new quarters in the order in which each site was first established as a national site. The site selection and design processes are similar to those used to create the 50 State Quarters series.
For more information on the America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Act of 2008, please visit http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/NSQuartersProgram/index.cfm?flash=yes.
- U.S. Mint announces San Antonio Missions State Park chosen to represent Texas on next state themed quarter series
- Facade of Mission Espada has been recommended to represent the park
- The new quarter series will go into distribution in 2010