2017 5 oz Silver ATB George R. Clark (10-Coin MintDirect® Tube)
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This Silver coin commemorates George Rogers Clark National Park, Indiana where colonial Americans overthrew the British to win a vast expanse of frontier land. This coin is the fifth release of 2017 in the U.S. Mint's popular 5 oz Silver bullion America the Beautiful series.
- Each coin contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver for a total of 50 oz of Silver in a MintDirect® tube.
- Obverse: Portrait of George Washington originally designed by John Flanagan, with the inscriptions of "United States of America", "Liberty", "In God We Trust" and "Quarter Dollar".
- Reverse: The design depicts George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville.
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George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Indiana
Dating back to 1779, a young 25-year old general named George Rogers Clark decided to form a group of frontiersmen to overthrow the British who held Fort Sackville along with a Appalachian frontier territory the size of the original 13 colonies. The British controlled the region beyond the colonies after the French and Indian war, and used the proclamation of 1763 as justification to send Indian war parties out to battle with settlers in the area. Clark, not wanting to stand-by idly, won approval from the governor to lead a major offensive against the British. After almost a year of planning, skirmishes, and ruthless warfare, the Americans took the fort in a public display of kicking the British out of the area.
Transferred to the National Park Service in 1966, today the site holds the Clark Memorial and is an important marker in America’s westward expansion. Thanks to the bold efforts of George Rogers Clark, America was able to gain the control of the area that eventually became Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin in the 1783 Treaty of Paris.
Designed by Frank Morris and engraved by Michael Gaudioso, the coin captures the frontiersman trudging through the floodplain to battle. The scene is forceful, lively, and true to the challenges early Americans whose efforts led to the formation of the frontier, the west, and America as we know it today.
America The Beautiful 5 oz Coin Series (2010 – 2021)
In 2010, the United States Mint launched the America The Beautiful Quarter series, the mint’s first ever 5 ounce coin, and their largest Silver bullion coin to-date. The new quarter series includes a total of 56 quarter-dollar coins, each with a design of a National Park or National Site from one of the 50 states, 5 U.S. Territories and Washington D.C. The obverse design of the 5 oz America The Beautiful coin duplicates exactly the design of the America the Beautiful clad quarters used in circulation, except much bigger. This version includes a U.S. Mint Box and Certificate of Authenticity, and features “P” mintmark, whereas the Bullion version does not have a mintmark. The Bullion version has higher mintages and is available through authorized bullion dealers like APMEX, while the Uncirculated version is available through the U.S. Mint directly as well as APMEX, with much smaller mintages.
All America The Beautiful 5 oz Silver coins in the series have the same obverse of George Washington in a restored version of the portrait created by John Flanagan for the 1932 Washington Quarter. The reverse on each America The Beautiful Quarter includes an individual design for each National Park. Unlike the reeded edge of the normal quarter coins in circulation, the America The Beautiful Silver bullion coins have a smooth edge inscribed with the coin specifications ".999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE".
The program is authorized by Congress under Title II of the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008.