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Exhibiting a mirror-prooflike finish, the coin-quality piece harkens back to a time when traveling halfway across the country was a nearly impossible dream come true. Featuring eight states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, the Silver round's designs highlight an American institution of days gone by!
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Round comes in protective packaging. Multiples of 20 will come in a plastic tube.
- Obverse: Iconic Route 66 road sign with the abbreviations of the states the highway traveled through to the left. The dots around the perimeter of the shield and within the numbers are representative of the glass cateye reflectors used to illuminate the original signs during nighttime driving.
- Reverse: Route 66 road sign with the traditional phrase "Get Your Kicks" and the weight and fineness surrounding. Segmented lines around the edge represent the road dividing lines used to separate lanes on the highway.
Protect your Route 66 Silver Round in style by adding a presentation box to your order.
1 oz Silver rounds are one of the easiest and most popular ways to acquire Silver. Add this 1 oz Silver round of historic Route 66 to your cart today!
APMEX is now offering two exciting coffee table books as companions to the 1 oz Route 66 Silver Rounds. These large format books capture, in stunning photography and compelling narratives; the glory of the Mother Road: Route 66 Crossings: Historical Bridges of the Mother Road, by Route 66 historian and photographer Jim Ross, and Route 66 Sightings by nationally known photographers and Route 66 historians Jerry McClanahan, Jim Ross and Shellee Graham will get your motor running and enhance the experience of owning these beautiful Silver rounds. Did someone say Road Trip? Let's go!
Learn more about this gorgeous round by visiting our Route 66 information page.
Route 66 is quite literally the framework of America. Formalized on November 11, 1926, the two-lane highway system connected Chicago with Los Angeles, facilitating massive amounts of westward travel that spurred economic growth all along its route.
Dubbed the Mother Road by John Steinbeck in his novel, “The Grapes of Wrath”, the legendary Route 66, one of the first all-weather roads to the west, helped people affected by the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression migrate toward better opportunities in California.
During World War II, Route 66 was crucial to the U.S. military, moving equipment from one industrial center to the next and ultimately overseas. Not long after, the lanes filled with families embarking on road trip vacations. With more than 2,400 diagonal miles to drive through, kicks were abundant for all kinds of travelers.
Unfortunately, the passage of the Interstate Highway Act of 1956 meant that Route 66’s days were as numbered as its mile markers. Within 20 years, the historic and landmark-laden highway was replaced with bigger interstates, like 55, 44, 40, 15 and 10.
With the celebration of Route 66’s 90th birthday in 2016, motorists experienced a renewed interest in the original highway. More than 80 percent of Route 66 remains drivable in the eight states it crosses, accessible as county or service roads, state highways and historic trails. Regardless of modern-day progress, this “Main Street of America” will always be a travel trendsetter.
Route 66 Silver Round has Historical and Silver ValueAs a collector or investor there are varying reasons why you collect. Some collect Silver rounds and coins that commemorate special people and places. Others collect for sentimental reasons. Whatever the reason is for collecting Silver, the Route 66 Silver rounds make a good addition to any collection or investment. Not only does it contain 1 oz of .999 fine Silver, these rounds come with the finest design commemorating such an important part of American history. These historical rounds will add value and diversity to your collection.
Buy Silver Rounds TodayYou will not find another unique Silver round like the Route 66 Silver round from APMEX. As it celebrates its 90th anniversary, you can own a round that honors one of the most important parts of American history. Route 66 played an important role in many areas of westward expansion that it is the source of autobiographies, songs and movies. Own a 1 oz Route 66 Silver round today.
Route 66 celebrates its 90th birthday, and in its current state, more than 80 percent of the highway is accessible.
99% of reviewers recommend this product
From:SF Bay Area
Date:May 9, 2018
Posted By:santoku runner
Date:Mar 5, 2018
Came in sealed individual soft plastic bag, like they had been sealed in a "clean room", beautiful! You can put'em in an air-tite if you want'a.
- Value (low premium over spot)
- Attractive Design
- Collectible (lower mintage)
- Mint Condition
- Recognized Brand
Date:Jan 14, 2018
Date:Oct 12, 2017
I've lived most of my life near Route 66. These rounds are well designed and look great! I have two, one is in an air-tite case to show off and the other put away. I will probably give the extra one to my father. Thanks APMEX.
- Attractive Design
- Easy to Sell
- Mint Condition
Date:Oct 7, 2017
Was searching the web looking for a good reliable coin and silver rounds dealer. Met all my accreditation given by high rated sources (such as BBB & others). What drew me to this round was remembering the TV show (just dated myself). So I decided to order this (and another round). Just finished opening the package and admiring the round. Extremely great packaging in a sturdy box that was discreet (so others know not what it is) with an interior package glued so not to flop around. Also glad to get copy of conformation as packing slip (some don"t). The round it's self was all that was stated it to be, and then some. Looked like picture, only better. Came in a sealed clear envelope which is nice. This silver round met more then I expected. I know I'll be doing more business whit APMEX. Great turn around time from ordering to being in my hands.
- Attractive Design
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