The Salt River Bay National Historical Park quarter is the third in 2020 and 53rd overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program and has been minted at the United States Mint at Denver and has never been placed into circulation.
The Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve is a living museum on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It possesses an archeological and historical heritage more than 2,000 years old that exists within a dynamic ecosystem, which supports threatened and endangered species. In 1992, Congress created Salt River Bay as part of the National Park System to preserve, protect, and tell the story of its rich contributions to the nation’s natural and cultural heritage.
The obverse design features the familiar image of George Washington by John Flanagan, used on the quarter since 1932.
The reverse design depicts a red mangrove tree in an early stage of its life cycle, as it evolves from a very small plant to an adult tree. The design brings awareness to the park’s endangered mangrove forests and the unique and delicate nature of how the species reproduces in salt water.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN GOD WE TRUST
SALT RIVER BAY
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
E PLURIBUS UNUM