Personally hand signed by John Mercanti, former Chief Engraver for the U.S. Mint. 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 13th coin of the United States America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program, and a great depiction of Acadia National Park in Maine.
The diverse land of Mount Desert Island on the rugged coast of Maine was established as a national site on July 8, 1916. The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia is known for its beautiful landscapes, including that of Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic Coast. The park is visited by outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the scenic views, hiking over the granite peaks, and biking along the historic carriage roads, which were financed by John D. Rockefeller.