2016 5 oz Silver ATB Harpers Ferry, WV - Harpers Ferry is the third release in 2016 of the U.S. Mint's popular America the Beautiful series. This 5 oz Silver coin depicts the armory where John Brown led a raid in 1859 in an attempt to secure arms and mobilize an abolitionist army deep into the heart of the Old Dominion. The 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry, WV coin will delight any collector. Whether your interest is in beautiful Silver for display or .999 fine Silver bullion for your portfolio, the large 2016 Silver Harpers Ferry coin will be an impressive addition.
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia was chosen for the America The Beautiful series for its historical significance and beautiful natural surroundings. Declared a National Park in 1963, the park includes the historic town of Harpers Ferry and the surrounding area. Harpers Ferry was also a notable center of industry in the 19th century. In 1859, abolitionist John Brown led an armed group in the capture of the armory, where he hoped to arm a group of slaves in an attempt to overthrow slavery. The landmark is often seen as one of the early flash points of the Civil War.
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