Each coin in the series features a common obverse (heads) with the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model. Each year, five new national site designs are depicted on the reverse (tails) of the quarters. The 2017 coins honor the sites below with the following designs:
Effigy Mounds National Monument: This design depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group.
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site: This design depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk, with his home in Washington, DC, in the background.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways: This design depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. The merchant mill was used to convert wheat into flour. Much of the original milling equipment is still in place, and visitors to the park can tour the mill.
Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument): This design depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen in the background.
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park: This design depicts George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville.