2015 5 oz Silver ATB Homestead National Park Coins
2015 5 oz Silver America The Beautiful Homestead National Park, NE - The much anticipated United States of America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program continues! Add to your collection with the first release of the year: 2015 5 oz Silver ATB Homestead National Park coin. The obverse of these 5 oz Silver bullion coins is nearly an exact replica of each quarter-dollar that has been released in the mint's America the Beautiful circulating quarters program!
The Homestead Act of 1863 was integral in getting the western parts of the United States populated, and this .999 fine Silver coin pays tribute to this important time in America's history. 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.
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.
This is one of the most-talked-about United States Mint Bullion products ever released. The National Park System was established through legislation spearheaded by President Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt also was responsible for the Antiquities Act, which enabled Roosevelt and his successors to proclaim historical sites or national landmarks. By the end of Roosevelt's term, he had proclaimed 18 national parks. This practice was continued by later presidents using the Antiquities Act until there were more than 100 national parks and monuments. Forty-nine of these remain today, while others have been retitled or reclassified. Theodore Roosevelt can now been seen as one of the four faces on Mount Rushmore because of his tireless efforts to create a national park system that would preserve America's most valuable treasures for future generations to see and admire.
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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.