Customers Note: This is a presale item and is not expected to ship until around December 31st, 1969. EVERY order containing this item will be held from shipping until that date. Please note that this date is a rough estimate and solely depends on the mint meeting their production schedule.
Customers: Unfortunately, due the the way in which these coins are minted, it is not uncommon for ATB coins to show slight signs of wear such as surface scratches, nicks and dings. Because of this we cannot guarantee that the coins will arrive to you in flawless condition.
The 5 oz America the Beautiful Hot Springs coin is the inaugural issue of the America the Beautiful coin series. Just the first in a long line of coins to come, this particular piece celebrates the natural beauty of the United States by showcasing and beautifully depicting our nation’s National Parks. All coins in this series are comprised of 99.9% pure silver, making them a perfect option for collectors and investors alike. Perhaps even more intriguing is the way the coin is modeled to look exactly like a US quarter.
- First Ever Coin released in the America the Beautiful Series from the United States Mint.
- Ships in individual plastic flips, mint tubes of 10, or Monster Boxes of 100 coins.
- Consists of five troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $.25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Represents the state of Arkansas in the ATB Silver Coin Series.
- Celebrates the Hot Springs National Park.
- Produced in either bullion or proof versions for investors and collectors.
The US Mint, wanting to make more of a splash with its annual releases, announced the America the Beautiful coin series prior to 2010. With coin imagery meant to represent, celebrate, and commemorate all that makes the United States the great nation that it is, you can’t help but feel National pride when you own and display these coins.
As the first ATB series ever released, it is only right that the subject matter of this and future coins in this series is the vast, beautiful National Parks system of the United States. Kick-started by Theodore Roosevelt during his time in office, the National Park system was and still is a perfect way to show off the natural beauty of this great country. Hot Springs National Park, located in Arkansas, is one of these National Parks and is also one of the most intriguing. With springs warmed by the earth’s core, the park and its springs are truly a natural wonder.
The coin’s reverse side features an image comprised of the Hot Springs National Park headquarters intricate front door as well as a fountain with water springing upward from it. The fountain and water are meant to represent the fresh spring water that flows out of the earth at temperatures approaching 150 degrees Fahrenheit. According to scientists, the water that flows from the National Park today once fell as rain more than 3,500 years ago. Also located on the reverse are inscriptions which read, “Hot Springs’, “Arkansas”, and “E Pluribus Unum.” The year of minting (2010) is located on the reverse side as well.
The obverse side of the coin is unique in that it is identical to a US quarter—face value and all. With the famous profile image of George Washington dominating the obverse’s center, it is quite easy to mistake this coin for a quarter. Of course, once you actually pick the coin up and feel its 76.2mm diameter, it is clear that you are holding something much different than a quarter.
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