The Homestead Act of 1863 was integral in getting the western parts of the United States populated, and this 5 oz .999 fine Silver coin pays tribute to this important time in America's history.
- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Individual coins come in capsules. Multiples of 10 come in mint-issued tubes without capsules. Orders of 100 come in mint-issued monster boxes also without capsules.
- Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
- 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: Features the essential elements for survival among homesteaders, which included food, shelter and water. "Homestead," "Nebraska" and the date around the edge.
- Guaranteed by the U.S. Mint.
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The Homestead National Monument in southeastern Nebraska memorializes the Homestead Act of 1862, in which President Lincoln allowed both men and women to claim their stake on land in the west. Individuals who filed for the land were given 160 acres and needed to make improvements on the land and file for a deed when finished. The Homestead Act changed with the times as technological advances made it easier to cultivate land and the government began handing out larger portions. In 1976, the Homestead Act was officially repealed.
The park itself features a monument on the exact location of the first successfully claimed land from 1862. The park also includes 100 acres of tallgrass prairie, which was fully restored to what it looked like before the homesteaders staked their claims. The park also contains over two miles of hiking trails through the prairie and woodlands. Lastly, the Palmer-Epard Cabin, built in 1867, resides 14 miles northeast of the monument and has been restored several times through the years to maintain its squared logs, earth floored downstairs and small attic.
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, five U.S. Territories and Washington D.C. The obverse design of each 5 oz Silver America The Beautiful coin duplicates the design of the America the Beautiful clad quarters used in circulation, except in greater detail. The mint makes two versions of the America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver coin: a Bullion version with a shiny prooflike finish made for investors and an Uncirculated, or Burnished, version with a matte-like finish made for collectors. The Burnished version features the "P" mintmark for the Philadelphia Mint and includes a U.S. Mint box and certificate of authenticity. The Bullion version does not have a mintmark and comes in a plastic capsule with no certificate of authenticity. The Bullion versions have higher mintages and are available to the public only through authorized bullion dealers like APMEX, while the Uncirculated versions have much lower mintages and are available through the U.S. Mint directly, as well as retailers like APMEX.
All America The Beautiful 5 oz Silver coins 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 of each America The Beautiful Quarter includes an individual design for each National Park or National Site. 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 America The Beautiful program is authorized by Congress under Title II of the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008.
Why invest in America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver bullion?
Large U.S. Silver coins are a popular means of investing in Silver. The 5 oz Silver bullion coin from the U.S. Mint is the largest Silver bullion coin issued by the U.S. Mint, so you can buy more Silver while holding fewer coins, and typically pay a smaller per troy ounce price for larger coins. Compare 2015 Silver coin prices and consider the extra assurances of quality and authenticity you get by buying U.S. coins. It is easy to put up Silver coins for sale because the products of the U.S. Mint are trusted worldwide.
U.S. Silver coins offer legal guarantees of quality and production for beautiful results.
U.S. Silver coins are made by the sovereign mint of the United States, which offers some extra securities. The America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver bullion created by the U.S. Mint is U.S. currency, meaning there are legal requirements for weight, purity and the amount of Precious Metals minted. The 2015 Silver coin prices also reflect collectability value that comes with coins and is generally not present for Silver bars or Silver rounds. Silver coins for sale from sovereign mints such as the U.S. Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and Perth Mint are of a reliable high production value for beautifully detailed coins.
The collectability of U.S. Mint Silver coins is considered differently than Silver rounds or bars.
U.S. Silver coins such as the America the Beautiful coins are said to have numismatic value, which means collector value specific to coins, paper currency and medals. Other Silver bullion like Silver rounds and Silver bars which are typically minted at private mints can have collector value but would never be considered to have numismatic value. Silver coins also typically have higher collector value because the Silver bullion coins often have more detailed designs and usually have a face value that adds to the desirability. The 2015 Silver coin prices for these coin reflect the numismatic value of these coins as well as the spot price of Silver and costs for fabrication, distribution and nominal dealer fees.