These coins have been specially treated after the striking process to achieve a very noticeable matte finish. These are the collector's edition ATB coins, and they carry the 'P' mint mark. This is the first America the Beautiful release of 2012 and the 11th overall in the series. This coin honors Puerto Rico's beautiful El Yunque National Forest, which is the only tropical rainforest in the United States Forest System.
The forest was originally protected by King Alfonso XII of Spain, which makes it one of the oldest protected areas in the West. Under the name Luquillo Forest Reserve, it was established on Jan. 17, 1903. Today, more than 200 species of trees and plants, including 23 indigenous species, thrive in the forest's 28,000 acres.
The coin's reverse depicts a Coqui Tree Frog and a Puerto Rican Parrot with tropical foliage in the background. The Puerto Rican Parrot is an endangered species unique to Puerto Rico.
Each of these coins comes encapsulated and held in a box with certificate of authenticity from the U.S. Mint.
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|Mint Mark:||P - Philadelphia|
|Metal Content:||5 troy oz|