One of the world’s most active volcanoes is found in the US state of Hawaii. Kilauea isn’t the largest volcano in the United States, or even in the state of Hawaii, but it is notable as one of the most active. Its recent eruption in 2018 was violent and destructive, going on for weeks at a time and adding some 700 acres of land to Hawaii’s Big Island. Right now, 2012-P 5 oz Burnished Silver ATB Hawaii Volcanoes Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a US Mint box with included Certificate of Authenticity!
- Fourteenth coin of the ATB Series and fourth of 2012!
- Mintage of burnished silver 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 on the obverse.
- The shield volcano of Kilauea on the reverse.
- Issued for Hawaii in the ATB Series.
- Includes a “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
Each of the 2012-P 5 oz Burnished Silver ATB Hawaii Volcanoes Coins in this listing at Silver.com comes to you with its original US Mint display box. The box includes a Certificate of Authenticity from the mint and the coins bear a “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
All bullion coins in the ATB Series are struck by the West Point Mint and come with no mint mark. Only the Burnished Silver ATB Coins from the series have the mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint, the location which handles the production of all collectible versions of the ATB coins.
Burnished Silver ATB Coins start as silver blanks which are vapor-blasted for a distinct finish. The burnished coins have matte finishes and look different than the shinier finish of the bullion coins in the series.
On the obverse of 2012 Burnished Silver ATB Coins is the effigy of President George Washington. The first man elected President of the United States, Washington famously turned down an opportunity to be a monarch over the nation citing the Americans’ long battle against the tyranny of monarch in his decision.
The reverse of 2012-P 5 oz Burnished Silver ATB Hawaii Volcanoes Coins includes the image of Kilauea in the midst of an eruption. The latest eruption at Kilauea occurred in May 2018 and lasted through early July. The volcano is known as one of the most active shield volcanoes around the world today.
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