2017 5 oz Silver America The Beautiful Effigy Mounds - Effigy Mounds National Monument protects one of the largest remaining concentrations of ancient American Indian earthworks in the United States. It is the first release of 2017 in the U.S. Mint's popular 5 oz Silver bullion America the Beautiful series.
As an authorized purchaser, APMEX is able to acquire 5 oz Silver America The Beautiful coins direct from the U.S. Mint and pass them along to you. This gives APMEX the highest potential for your 2017 5 oz Silver ATB Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa coins to arrive sooner than other retail sellers.
Established in 1949 the park is considered a sacred landscape by members of many modern-day tribes whose ancestors once lived here. The majority of the mounds were constructed between one thousand and two thousand years ago — often to inter the dead, but sometimes for ceremonial purposes, or to tell important stories. Today, Effigy Mounds National Monument offers an excellent view of the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers, and is home to a wide diversity of flora and fauna and helped shape the lifestyles and the belief systems of the moundbuilders.
The park is home to more than 200 mounds in a wide variety of forms, including more than 30 animal or bird-shaped “effigy” mounds for which the park is named. Often more than 100 feet long individually, many of these animal and bird shaped mounds are perched high atop rugged bluffs overlooking the adjacent Mississippi River. Aside from preserving these tangible links to an ancient and highly creative people, the park features outstanding views of the Mississippi River Valley, and hosts many of the native plant and animal communities that sustained people in this area for millennia.
To view available 2017 5 oz Silver America The Beautiful Effigy Mounds coins, click on the image representing Silver coins of your interest: