Pre-order the Newest America the Beautiful Silver Coin
In 2010, following the success the State Quarters series, the United States Mint introduced the 56-coin America the Beautiful series, featuring a design of a National Park or National Site from one of the 50 states, five U.S. territories and Washington D.C. Each design will be available as a circulating issue, but collectors are more interested in the 5 oz Silver bullion coins, showcasing the exceptional parks and sites in large detail.
This third release of 2018, and the 43rd overall issue in the series, celebrates Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. Established as a National Park in 1975, that area of land has been occupied by humans for nearly 10,000 years. Logging, a Gold rush and commercial fishing were the main industries throughout the years. Now, the official National Park encompasses all or part of four major lakes, meaning the the main body of the park is only accessible by boat and by snowmobile, ski or snowshoe in the winter.
This beautiful .999 fine Silver coin depicts a duck swimming along the rocky shores of one of the numerous bodies of water within the park’s borders. The reverse displays this group of men, rifles in hand, ready to attack. The obverse of this coin, like every coin 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 Silver Bullion Coin™ program honors the National Park System made possible by legislation championed by President Theodore Roosevelt, who established 18 national parks by the end of his time in office. This practice was continued by later presidents through the Antiquities Act until there were more than 100 national parks and monuments. Many of those have been reclassified and today there are 59 National Parks, with more than 350 other designated sites, including National Forests, National Rivers and National Monuments, among others.
Explore America through the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Silver series today. Buy this latest release to add to, or start, an exquisite collection celebrating our beautiful nation.