The National Park of American Samoa is the only U.S. park where the Samoan fruit bat is native, according to HuffPost.
In 2010, the U.S. Mint began issuing quarters with five new reverse designs each year. The fruit bat is the 51st issue among the 56 coins in the program, the U.S. Mint said on its website.
The other four issues this year are Connecticut’s Weir Farm National Historic site, set for an April 6, release; U.S. Virgin Islands’ Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Reserve on June 1; Vermont’s Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Aug. 31; and Kansas’ Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve on Nov. 16.
The final quarter in the series, to be released Feb. 1, 2021, depicts Alabama’s Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
The coins were made possible by Public Law 110–456 -- America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008.