America the Beautiful Series Continues Honoring World War II
With less than 10 coins remaining in the entire series, the U.S. Mint takes the America the Beautiful Series to the small Pacific island of Guam.
Similar to the previous ATB release, featuring Saipan, most Americans are probably not familiar with Guam. Just hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the Japanese took control of Guam. Island locals were subjected to truly unbelievable conditions until American forces recaptured the island July 21, 1944. To this day, Guamanians celebrate Liberation Day.
In 1978, the War in the Pacific National Historical Park was established to honor the bravery and sacrifices of all those who participated in the Pacific Theater. The park takes up about 1% of the total land area of the island and many locations on the island are considered part of the memorial, including battlefields, gun emplacements, trenches, caves and other historic structures.
Paying homage to the island’s sacrifices, the reverse of this.999 fine Silver coin from the U.S. Mint features American troops landing at Asan Bay during the Battle of Guam. The obverse, like each release in the series, features the iconic John Flanagan portrait of George Washington, along with the words “United States of America”, “Liberty”, “In God We Trust” and “Quarter Dollar”.
The America the Beautiful Series launched in 2010 and will continue into 2021, with a total of 56 coins celebrating a national site from a U.S. state and territory. Each design is available as a circulating quarter, but collectors treasure these large 5 oz Silver bullion coins, which showcase the beautiful parks and sites in deeper detail.
Pre-order the new 2019 5 oz Silver ATB American Memorial Park coin, or shop the entire America the Beautiful Series, now at APMEX.