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The America the Beautiful coin series is one of the most popular from the United States Mint right now, introducing five new designs with each passing year and scheduled to run through 2021. The coins honor the nation’s forests, national parks, and monuments to the country’s history. Today, the 2016 5 oz Silver ATB Fort Moultrie Coin is available to purchase from Silver.com.
- Ships in a plastic capsule, mint tubes of 10, or Monster Boxes of 100 coins.
- Fifth coin of 2016, and 35th from the America the Beautiful Series.
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $.25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Obverse includes the portrait of President George Washington.
- Reverse bears the image of South Carolina’s militia fighting at Fort Moultrie.
- Commemorates Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument.
- Represents South Carolina in the ATB Series.
Fort Moultrie is part of the Fort Sumter complex of naval defenses along the American Eastern Seaboard, built in the mid-1700s ahead of the nation’s Revolutionary War to protect the city of Charleston, South Carolina. The fort’s performance during a June 1776 attack by the British Navy gave the state its nickname and pride.
During the battle, the fort constructed of palmetto wood resisted the canon shot of British Naval ships, sending many of the balls bouncing off its flexible, yet strong sides. The British were not able to blast the South Carolina militia into submission, and the Americans were able to fight off British ground forces as well. Today, South Carolina is known as the Palmetto State, and the tree itself appears on the state flag.
On the reverse of the 2016 5 oz Silver ATB Fort Moultrie Coin you’ll find the image of a South Carolina militia member running into the midst of British fire to raise the South Carolina colonial flag, raising the spirits of the defenders and help lead to a defeat of the British.
The obverse of all Silver ATB Coins includes the image of President George Washington. The first elected leader of the United States of America, Washington has appeared on the obverse of American quarters since 1932. His left-profile portrait was created by John Flanagan in 1932, and was based upon a 1786 bust of Washington.
All America the Beautiful coins are produced by the United States Mint at the Denver and Philadelphia Mint facilities. The coins are available each year in collectible versions and bullion options.
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