2012 / America the Beautiful Quarter BU / Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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America the Beautiful Quarters capture the breathtaking beauty of America’s natural landscapes that have inspired countless poets, adventurers, and artists. The U.S. is honoring our Nation's national parks and sites on quarters featuring five new designs each year.
Released in 2012, the Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarter features Chaco Canyon in the state of New Mexico which was a major center of Puebloan culture between A.D. 850 and 1250. The Chacoan sites are part of the homeland of Pueblo Indian peoples of New Mexico, the Hopi Indians of Arizona and the Navajo Indians of the southwest. Chaco is remarkable for its multi-storied public buildings called “great houses,” enormous circular ceremonial subterranean structures called “great kivas,” and distinctive architecture featuring a notable concentration of petroglyphs and pictographs.
This particular coin is in brilliant, uncirculated condition. Similar to coin shown.