The Pacific Northwest contains some of the last vestiges of untapped natural wonders in the United States. While the Eastern Seaboard is heavily populated, vast stretches of forest and open land still exist in places such as Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The 2011 5 oz Olympic ATB Silver Coin, available now from Silver.com, honors Olympic National Park in Washington.
- There are 1,631 coins in this grade and condition!
- Consists of five ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $0.25 (USD) backed by the United States government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a deeply-mirrored, proof-like finish.
- Sealed in a PCGS protective slab.
Olympic National Park covers 922,000 acres of Pacific coastline, lush forests, and snow-capped mountains in the state of Washington. President Grover Cleveland took the first steps to preserve the national environments in this area when he designated the Olympic Peninsula as the Olympic Forest Reserve in 1897. It wasn’t until 1938 that President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the greater area as Olympic National Park.
America the Beautiful was launched in 2010 with the introduction of a Grand Canyon coin representing Arizona. Each year since, the United States Mint has produced five new coins representing different locations from across the country. The 2011 5 oz Olympic ATB Silver Coin is the third coin in its production year, and the eighth overall in the series.
On the reverse face of each coin you’ll see an elk dwarfed by the sheer size of Mount Olympus in the background. The standard engravings identifying the state and park are accompanied by the year of minting and the phrase “E Pluribus Unum.”
The obverse features President George Washington in left-profile relief, along with the engravings “United States of America,” “In God We Trust,” “Liberty,” and “Quarter Dollar.”
Each of the coins in this product listing has a near-perfect grade courtesy of the PCGS. MS69 coins have their full, original luster, and no more than two minor detracting flaws visible only outside the primary focal area of the coin’s surface.
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