1st America the Beautiful quarters of 2020 features a fruit bat mother and her pup
The quarter will be released in February 2020.
The first special edition coin of the new year will be released on Feb. 3.
“The image evokes the remarkable care and energy that this species puts into their offspring,” the U.S. Mint wrote in its description. “The design is intended to promote awareness to the species’ threatened status due to habitat loss and commercial hunting. The National Park of American Samoa is the only park in the United States that is home to the Samoan fruit bat.”
Since 2010, the U.S. Mint has issued 56 quarter-dollar coins that feature designs which depict national parks and other national sites as part of its America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
Some flew to social media to weigh in on the announcement.
Sometimes you just have to ask yourself: WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF THAT ? – #watcot