April 19th, 2010

New Program, New Goal

Note: The following post is by Mandalae Pearl. Ms. Pearl is based in Simi Valley, California, and has written here previously about her modern-coin collecting habits.

It seems like a decade since I completed my state quarters set (down to the U.S. territories and Washington, D.C.), but it’s only been four months. December feels as long ago as the last election, and I admit to being at loose ends.

Without an active goal, with no coin set to work on, I found myself browsing the Internet, working my way through several bags of those 100-calorie snacks, reading with some interest about healthcare reform, skimming an article about French cheese.

I was absentmindedly surfing, not really paying attention, when I stumbled across a release on one of the news sites–something about quarters celebrating the U.S. national parks. Put down the munchies, boys and girls!

According to the U.S. Mint, the America the Beautiful Quarters Program will release five quarters a year (approximately one every 10 weeks!) depicting a national park or site from each of the U.S. states, territories and Washington, D.C.

Turns out I’m good to go for the next 12 years. And I can toss the diet snacks … even though those yogurt-covered pretzels are really good.

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