The first quarter released in 2014 was the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quarter, struck as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. This quarter honors the national park in Tennessee. It was released for circulation on January 27, 2014.
Shown on the reverse of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quarter is a design depicting a historic log cabin found within the national park. It features a segment of the lush green forest with a hawk circling above. The design was selected based on recommendations from the U.S. Mint, the United States Commission of Fine Arts, the Citizen’s Coinage Advisory Committee and others. The quarters originate from U.S. Mint facilities in Denver, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
There are 12 of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quarters in the tube, in uncirculated condition.