The design for the new North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway quarter features stone tunnels, dogwood trees, and a mountainside. The process of coin design involves much research, as 80% of the process is based on historical facts. The designer had 18-20 sketches of different landscapes to choose from, but ultimately the tunnels won out. Italian and Spanish immigrants built the stone tunnels. The tunnels were built in the 1940s and 1950s.
This special coin is a celebration of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the state of North Carolina. The design features a road on the side of a mountain and the state flower of the state. The Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco mints have designed the coin, but the Blue Ridge Parkway quarter is the first one featuring this landscape. The quarter also features the P mint mark, which was not present on previous versions. The Philadelphia Mint removed the mint mark in 1967, and the San Francisco Mint moved it to the front of the coin. The Dogwood is the state flower of North Carolina.
The new Blue Ridge Parkway quarter design was chosen from six candidate designs. The reverse depicts a curved road embracing a mountain. It also features the state flower, Cornus florida. The coin also contains the inscriptions E PLURIBUS UNUM. It has been the first U.S. quarter to feature this particular theme, and it’s a fitting tribute to the Parkway.
The Blue Ridge Parkway quarter is the fifth-most popular coin in the country, with over 15 million people visiting it annually. These quarters are available online and in shops. To purchase one, visit the U.S. Mint website. It’s an excellent investment. With a few clicks, you can buy one for yourself or someone else. The Blue Ridge Parkway quarter has a great design and is sure to please collectors and coin collectors alike.
The 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter is worth a dollar or more in Uncirculated (MS+) Mint Condition. If you have a mint grade of MS63, it’s worth over $1, but if you have an MS67 or a MS68, it’s worth up to $20. Those with a higher grade will be worth closer to face value, as the coins are very rare.
The standard 2001 North Carolina state quarters contain copper and nickel, and a silver proof is available for collectors. These coins have more detail than standard quarters. They are minted on special planchets and sell for more. The reverse side features the iconic 1903 photograph of the first flight. Wilbur Wright stood on the ground to watch, and Orville Wright was the pilot. The year 1789 is inscribed on the coin because that was the year the state joined the union.
The America the Beautiful series has a variety of themes. In addition to honoring national parks, the series includes landmarks and natural focal points. The latest quarter honors the Blue Ridge Parkway, which stretches across North Carolina. The design features a log cabin, split-rail fence, forest segment, and a hawk. Each quarter is different, so there’s no reason to pick one that doesn’t have a special meaning for you.