All spooky things lovers brace yourself for exciting news! Very soon, Americans will have the opportunity to use a new coin with extremely good design. It is a bat quarter and it will be launched on Feb. 3rd.
This coin is a part of America the Beautiful Quarters Program that launched in 2010. The U.S. Mint releases five new quarter designs per year, each depicting national parks and sites. The 2020 set is scheduled for release on Feb.3 and will include the National Park of American Samoa quarter. The reverse design depicts a Samoan fruit bat mother hanging in a tree with her pup. The image evokes the remarkable care and energy that this species puts into their offspring. It is interesting that American Samoa is the only park in the United States that is home to the Samoan fruit bat. Also known as “flying foxes” these bats are big, with wings that span up to 3 feet, and are active day and night.
Bat quarter, just like each other coin in the series features a common obverse with the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
These silver coins may be sold for cash at many coins and precious metals dealers stated on U.S. Mint’s official site. They are also legal tender and their value is symbolic. The collector version of the bullion is produced with an uncirculated finish. It has the “P” mint mark for the United States Mint at Philadelphia.
Four more coins as a part of America the Beautiful Quarters Program will be announced in 2020.