CHOCcoin2OK folks, I’ve been waiting to blog about this for a few weeks now. It seems as though my most favorite scene in the world – the view of New Hampshire’s Mount Chocorua across the lake that shares its name in beautiful Tamworth, NH, has been immortalized on a new quarter from the US Mint.

Representing the White Mountain National Forest, Mount Chocorua appears on the 16th 25-cent piece issued as part of the Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

About The White Mountain National Forest quarter: “White Mountain National Forest, located in both New Hampshire and Maine, provides unique and strikingly beautiful landscapes and is one of America’s most visited national forests for its wide array of recreational opportunities and rich natural resources. The White Mountain National Forest includes unique features such as Mt. Washington, the highest peak north of the Smokey Mountains and east of the Mississippi. It was first established as a national site on May 16, 1918. The reverse design depicts Mt. Chocorua, the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range, framed by birch trees. It is an iconic view of the White Mountain National Forest system lands.”

Seriously, this is very cool. As you know form my many “Checking in on Chocorua” posts over the years I love that mountain and that view and it is such an honor to see it recognized and honored as part of a program like the America the Beautiful quarters. I have yet to get my hands on one of the quarters, but you can bet when I do you won’t see it leave my hands.

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Read more about the White Mountain National Forest quarter here.

Read more about the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program here.