There are few places in America that hold the historical significance of the Saratoga battlefields outside Stillwater, New York. It was here that a fledgling American Army handed the vaunted British Army its first major defeat in the Revolutionary War, helping to turn the tide. Today, Silver.com offers the 2015 5 oz ATB Saratoga Silver Coin in brilliant, colorized finishing.
- Consists of five troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $.25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Features brilliant colorization (provided by private entity).
- Honors Saratoga National Historical Park.
- Part of the America the Beautiful series.
- Ships to you in individual presentation packaging.
Saratoga National Historical Park was involved in one of the most important turning points in American history. A confident British Army was certain it would crush the American Revolution in a matter of months, but when General Horatio Gates and the American Army defeated General John Burgoyne’s forces at the Battles of Saratoga, it was the first major defeat handed to the British, and convinced the French to back America’s bid for freedom.
The original America the Beautiful silver coin from the US Mint honoring Saratoga National Historical Park in New York features a close-up image of the moment when General Burgoyne offered his sword in surrender to General Gates. For this particular coin, that image has been brilliantly colorized to give it a real-life appearance.
On the reverse side of the 2016 5 oz ATB Colorized Saratoga Silver Coin is the image of General Burgoyne’s hand as he offers his sword to the hand of General Gates. Engravings include the name of the park, “E Pluribus Unum,” the year of minting, and the state of issue.
The obverse image of President George Washington remains unchanged. Created in 1932 by John Flanagan for the Washington quarters, this image was based upon a 1786 bust created by William Cousins.
The United States Mint produces America the Beautiful coins at the Philadelphia Mint and Denver Mint, but does not colorize its products. Emporium Hamburg, a German coin trading house, colorized these coins for resale.
If you have any questions about these colorized ATB coins, please contact Silver.com. You can reach one of our associates on the phone at 888-989-7223, connect with us online through our live web chat, or send us an email with your questions. Are you looking for similar products? Please check out our selection of Silver Dollars to see a list of similar products.