The Battles of Vicksburg was one of the most decisive in the American Civil War. Taking place over the course of 43 days outside of Vicksburg, Mississippi, the outcome would play a significant role in the war’s conclusion. The site is remembered today as the Vicksburg National Military Park, and commemorates the state of Mississippi in the ATB Series from the US Mint. Right now, 2011 5 oz Silver ATB Vicksburg coins are available as near-perfect specimens on Silver.com.
- Fourth release of 2011 and ninth overall in America the Beautiful!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab. Consists of five troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $.25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features a DPL finish.
- Honors Vicksburg National Military Park. Represents the state of Mississippi in the Series.
Union victory at the Battle of Vicksburg, a 43-day siege that allowed the Union to take control of the Mississippi River from north to south, enabled the US to cut the Confederate States of America in two sections and eventually tighten its stranglehold on the South.
America the Beautiful is a 56-coin series from the United States Mint that celebrates a national park, national forest, or historic monument from each of the country’s 50 states, 5 overseas territories, and the federal district of Washington DC.
Each coin in this Silver.com product listing has a near-perfect grade of Mint State 69 from the NGC. Coins in this condition are near perfect, with full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. The DPL designation identifies this bullion coin as one with a deeply-mirrored, proof-like finish.
On the reverse is the image of a Union ironclad as it fights for control of the Mississippi River against Confederate forces in the Battle of Vicksburg. The state of issue, park name, and year of issue are included as engravings.
The obverse bears the left-profile portrait of President George Washington. Commonly featured on all ATB coins and the circulation quarter in the US, this was refined in 1932 by John Flanagan based upon a 1786 bust of the president by William Cousins.
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