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- This custom gift box collection holds all eight Silver Shields from the Icons of Route 66 Shield Collection, and includes all shields from the limited-mintage series.
- Limited quantities available.
- Features a sturdy tin build with a dense EVA foam for holding your investment securely.
- Design classically depicts a custom Route 66 license plate.
- Dimensions: 12" x 6" x 1.5".
- Includes shields for Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Protect your capsules from fingerprints while handling by adding these cotton gloves to your order.
This License Plate-themed gift box is great for the Precious Metals investor and the Route 66 enthusiast alike. Add this shield bundle w/tin 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.
As the country celebrates Route 66’s 90th birthday in 2016, motorists have 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.
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Posted By:A fan of Apmex and Route 66
From:St Louis Mo
Date:Jan 7, 2021
Very well done by Sunshine Mint and Apmex. I called the other day to see if there will be a new series with new locations along route 66. Unfortunately there are no plans from what I understand. Congress recently passed a bill to commemorate Route 66 centennial in 2026. Yeah, they finally did something useful. I think it would be a great idea to continue this series with new icons along route 66. Thanks again Apmex with a great product at affordable prices.
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Posted By:Mr. Hunt
Date:Dec 30, 2020
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