Each of the silver bullion coins offered in the America the Beautiful Series features a design representing a different US state, territory, or the District of Columbia. The designs appear in order based upon the date the site was chosen for federal protection as an important site to national history. If the sites were chosen based on date of origin however, Chaco Culture National Historical Park would have appeared much earlier in the series. Right now, 2012-P 5 oz Burnished Silver ATB Chaco Culture Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you with a presentation case and an included Certificate of Authenticity from the United States Mint!
- Second coin in the 2012 release cycle and the 12th overall in the ATB Series!
- Availability of Burnished Silver ATB Coins is limited!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $.25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- President George Washington is depicted on the obverse.
- Elevated kivas at Chetro Ketl are featured on the reverse.
- Commemorates Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
- Issued for New Mexico in the ATB Series.
- Includes “P” mint marks from the Philadelphia Mint.
Each 2012-P 5 oz Burnished Silver ATB Chaco Culture Coin is packaged inside of a US Mint presentation case and comes with its own Certificate of Authenticity. Burnished Silver ATB coins are produced using a unique coining process that results in a matte finish to the coins compared to the shinier appearance of the bullion options.
As mentioned, dates are important in the ATB Series. Chaco Culture National Historical Park appears 12th in the collection because it was first made a US National Monument by the administration of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907 and then relisted as a US National Historical Park in 1980.
However, Ancestral Puebloan people are believed to have migrated to this region of northwestern New Mexico between 900 AD and 1150 AD. Here, the Puebloans quarried sandstone and hauled timber from far away to build some of the largest buildings in North America. These concentrated communities remained the largest manmade buildings in North America until the 19th century.
On the reverse of 2012 Burnished Silver ATB Chaco Culture Coins is the image of two elevated kivas found at the Chetro Ketl complex. The obverse of 2012-P 5 oz Burnished Silver ATB Chaco Culture Coins includes the left-profile portrait of George Washington, first President of the United States of America.
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