Two iconic sites from the East Coast of the United States are represented on the 2016 ATB Silver coins from the United States Mint, and both have ties to the Civil War era of American history. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park represents the state of West Virginia in the series as the 3rd coin released in 2016. Right now, Silver.com offers the 2016 5 oz Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ATB Silver Coin for purchase.
- Coins ship in individual plastic capsules, tubes of 10, or Monster Boxes of 100.
- Consists of five ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $.25 (USD) by the government of the United States.
- 33rd coin in the America the Beautiful Series.
- Represents the state of West Virginia.
Harpers Ferry is the name of a ferry landing established by Robert Harper in 1751. With approval of the Virginia legislature, as West Virginia was part of Virginia at the time, he established a ferry business at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington established an armory at Harpers Ferry.
The landing was the site of abolitionist John Brown’s infamous raid in 1859. Brown’s failed raid came to an end when US Marines cornered him in the landing’s firehouse, which still stands today and is known as John Brown’s Fort. The modern national historical park at the site includes land that encompasses Jefferson County, West Virginia, Washington County, Maryland, and Loudoun County, Virginia.
On the reverse side of the West Virginia coin, John Brown’s Fort is featured in brilliant relief as a symbol of Harpers Ferry. As with other coins in the series, the state represented, site represented, and the phrase “E Pluribus Unum” are all engraved on this side.
The obverse side of the 2016 5 oz Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ATB Silver coin is President George Washington’s left-profile bust. Originally created by sculptor William Cousins in 1786, John Flanagan refined the image for use on American quarters starting in 1932.
Each ATB Silver coin is produced by the United States Mint at either the Philadelphia Mint, which had a new coining press installed for ATB production, or the Denver Mint.
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