The Homestead Act of 1863 paved the way for the nation’s westward expansion. President Abraham Lincoln signed the bill into law, authorizing the acquisition of free land in the West to any American willing to live on the land for a set number of years while improving and cultivating the surrounding area. This moment in American history is captured on the 2015 5 oz Homestead ATB Silver Coin from Silver.com.
- Only 359 coins currently exist in this grade and condition!
- Consists of five ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $.25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded a near-perfect MS69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available in this listing in Deeply-Mirrored, Proof-like condition.
- Ships in a PCGS plastic slab for protection.
The America the Beautiful coin series was introduced for the first time in 2010. The 56-coin series is scheduled to run through 2021, with five new coins released each year featuring new images of monuments, moments, and people from American history. The series will eventually represent all 50 US states, the nation’s five territories, and the District of Columbia.
On the obverse side of each of these coins is the image of the first cottage built on land secured through the Homestead Act. Located in Nebraska, the small cottage, with its water pump and surrounding wheat stalks, represents the necessary factors for survival on the Plains: water, food, and shelter.
The reverse side of every coin bears imagery found on the common US quarter. A left-profile bust of President George Washington is featured, surrounded by engravings of “United States of America,” “In God We Trust,” and “Liberty.”
Each coin in this listing is available in near-perfect condition, with its full, original luster visible and no more than two minor blemishes on the coin’s surface. The deeply-mirrored, proof-like finish is rare on a bullion coin.
All America the Beautiful coins are produced by the United States Mint at the Philadelphia Mint and San Francisco Mint. These bullion coins are struck at the Philadelphia Mint, though they bear no mint mark signifying that fact.
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