National Park Silver Coins
The list of five ounce National Park silver coins below feature information on the US Mints two America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins, and America the Beautiful Silver Uncirculated Coins programs. This coin series introduced in 2010 and expected to last until the year 2021, will honor national parks and other nationals sites throughout the United States and its six territories. Each of coins contains five troy ounces of silver making them the largest silver bullion coins ever issued by the United States Mint, the design of the coins duplicate exactly the same designs as those depicted on the America The Beautiful quarters series.
These unique silver bullion coins will feature reverse designs depicting national parks and other national sites in each state, District of Columbia and five U.S. territories : Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands. The coins will be issued in the order in which the featured site was first established as a national park or site.
The obverse of all the coins depicts George Washington in a restored version of the original portrait used for the 1932 Washington Quarter but there will be five new reverse designs each year.
The collector numismatic version of the bullion coin is produced with an uncirculated finish. It has the P mint mark for the United States Mint at Philadelphia. The coin is encapsulated in plastic, accompanied by a presentation case and Certificate of Authenticity, and is produced in limited quantities.
The National Park Coins 2010-Present
Five National Park Coins Released 2010
Five National Park Coins Released 2011
Hot Springs National Park Released in 2010, this is the first coin in this series, located in the state of Arkansas. Known as the the Valley of the Vapors by Native Americans for centuries long before being discovered by European settlers. A total of 33,000 coins have been minted.
Yellowstone National Park Released in 2010, and is the second coin in the series, located primarily in the state of Wyoming. The design features Old Faithful geyser with a mature bull bison in the foreground. A total of 33,000 coins minted.
Yosemite National Park Released in 2010, this coin honors Yosemite National Park in the state of California. Yosemite National Park in California is best known for its waterfalls, granite cliffs, ancient giant sequoias, deep valleys, and grand meadows. With a total of only 33,000 coins minted.
Grand Canyon National Park This release in 2010, is the fourth issue in the United States Mint’s series that honors national parks and sites. This silver bullion coin celebrates Grand Canyon National Park located in the state of Arizona. A total of 33,000 coins have been minted.
Mount Hood National ParkThis coin release in 2010, this coin honors Mount Hood National Forest in the state of Oregon. The snow clad volcanic peak of Mount Hood, is very popular mountain climbing destination. This coin has a mintage of 33,000.
Gettysburg National Military ParkThis coin released in 2011, is the sixth coin released in the series. Most know the vague history involved with the American Civil War, but few are aware of any of the details. Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania reminds all of the tragedy inherent in a war of this nature and of a battle which many consider to be a turning point of that war. This coin has a mintage of 126,700.
Glacier National Park Released in 2011, This coin was officially the second release in the series to appear in 2011, and features a reverse design emblematic of Glacier National Park in Montana. Native Americans frequented the lands for millennia before European explorers ever set eyes on the pristine landscape that would one day become Glacier National Park in Montana. a total of 126,700 coins minted.
Olympic National Park This release in 2011, the design depicts a portion of Olympic National Park in the state of Washington. Olympic National Park in the state of Washington was originally created as Olympic National Monument in 1909. A total of 104,900 coins minted.
Cicksburg National Military ParkThis coin release in 2011, commemorating not only the famous battle, but the entire campaign that led up to it as well as the attempted defense of the city is the Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi. A total of 45,700 coins minted.
Chichasaw National ParkThis released in 2011, is the tenth issue of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin program. The history of Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma is almost as varied as the landscape which the area protects. A total of 35,600 coins minted.
National Park Silver Bullion Specifications
Program: America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™
Mint: United States Mint at Philadelphia
Weight: 155.5 grams
Diameter: 76.2 mm
Thickness: 3.25 mm
Edge Inscription: .999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE
Composition: .999 silver
Authorized Mintage: 20,000-126,000
Issue Date: 2010-Present
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