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Shawnee National Forest Quarter Dollar

20 Mar 2019  Wed

Shawnee National Forest is one of the National Forests of the United States of America. It is located in Ozark and Shawnee Hills of Southern Illinois, United States. The natural beauty of the Shawnee Forest is ideal for all types of outdoor recreation. This National Forest is famed for its awesome Gardens of the gods. This National Forest lies between Ohio and Mississippi rivers and due to this, it has the features like rolling hills, lakes, creeks and rugged bluffs. The forest also has some of the largest and most diverse blocks of mature hardwoods and forest interior habitats of national forests.

The United States of America had issued a commemorative coin with the theme of Shawnee National Forest in the year 2016. The obverse of this coin depicts the portrait of George Washington Washington (the first president of the United States of America from 1789 to 1797) facing towards left; with the inscription ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’ at the top’ inscription ‘LIBERTY’ and ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ written to the left and right side of the coin and ‘QUARTER DOLLAR’ written at the bottom. The reverse of the coin depicts Camel Rock with natural vegetation in the foreground and a red-tailed hawk soaring in the sky overhead.

Image Courtesy: usmint.gov

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