After nearly two years of fighting, America’s Continental Army scored its first major defeat of a British Army regiment in the autumn of 1777. The site of that battle was located in Saratoga County, New York, and is the chosen representative of the state on the America the Beautiful coin series. Today, you have the chance to make a bulk investment in these beautiful coins with a 2015 5 oz Saratoga ATB Silver Coin Monster Box from Silver.com.
- Each coin consists of five ounces of .999 fine silver.
- All ATB Silver coins have a face value of $.25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Struck by the United States Mint.
- A total of 100 coins in a Monster Box.
- Total weight of 500 oz of fine silver.
- Approved for inclusion in Precious Metal IRAs.
- Ships in a Monster Box containing 10 mint tubes, with 10 coins in each tube.
The Battle of Saratoga pitted the Continental Army under the guidance of General Horatio Gates against General John Burgoyne’s British Army forces. The Americans had never defeated a major British division in a traditional battle to date in the Revolutionary War, but Gates’ victory convinced France to bestow international recognition on the new United States, and lend financial and military support to the cause.
America the Beautiful is a 56-coin series dedicated to honoring the national parks, national forests, and historic landmarks and monuments from across the country. The program launched in 2010, and is scheduled to run through 2021, with the Secretary of the Treasury capable of extending the program through 2033.
On the reverse side of each 2015 5 oz Saratoga ATB Silver Coin in the Monster Box you’ll find the depiction of General Burgoyne surrendering his sword to General Gates. The engraving “British Surrender 1777” has been added to the reverse.
The obverse features the familiar portrait of President George Washington, the man elected to lead the new country as its first democratically elected leader. His image is surrounded by the engravings “United States of America,” “Liberty,” and “In God We Trust.”
The United States Mint strikes all America the Beautiful coins at its Denver and Philadelphia Mint facilities. If you have questions about these coins, feel free to contact a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223, online through our live web chat, and via email. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our collection of Perth Mint’s Silver Wildlife Coins.