The United States Mint introduced the America the Beautiful Series in 2010. The 56-coin series was primarily designed for distribution as a silver bullion piece for investors and collectors, offering 5 oz silver BU and Burnished coins. However, the designs also appeared on two versions of the circulation-sized US quarter. Right now, 2016 Silver US Mint Proof America the Beautiful Quarter Sets are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
Coin Set Highlights:
- Ships to you inside a US Mint holder with a shipping sleeve!
- Comes with all five designs from the 2016 Silver ATB Series!
- Includes 90% silver content in each coin!
- Consists of .904 Troy ounces of actual silver content in all.
- Bears individual face values of $.25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse depicts President George Washington.
- On the reverse are sites representing Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Dakota, and South Carolina in the ATB Series.
- Features S mint marks from the San Francisco Mint.
- Please note that the coins remain in original condition and the packaging is in good overall condition, though some wear and tear on the packaging is possible.
Each of the 2016 Silver US Mint Proof America the Beautiful Quarter Sets available in this listing comes with the original packaging from the US Mint. The mint packaged the five coins together in a holder and shipped the holder in a themed shipping sleeve. While all of the coins are in original condition from the mint and the packaging is in good condition, we’d like you to note that you may notice wear and tear on some of the packaging or missing pieces. For example, you may receive the coins in the original holder without the outer shipping sleeve.
The 2016 Silver ATB Series included five distinct designs honoring the US states of Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Dakota, and South Carolina. The sites represented by these states include a National Forest, two National Historical Parks, a National Park, and a National Monument.
For the obverse of the coins in the 2016 Silver US Mint Proof America the Beautiful Quarter Sets, you will find an effigy of President George Washington. This left-profile portrait depicts the nation’s first Commander-in-Chief in a portrait that was created in 1932 by John Flanagan. The inspiration for this design came from a 1786 sculpted bust of Washington that was created following the Revolutionary War.
On the reverse of the 2016 Silver US Mint Proof ATB Quarters are five different designs. The Illinois coin has a design honoring Shawnee National Forest. For the Kentucky coin, the image of an explorer looking out at the Cumberland Gap is featured. The West Virginia coin celebrates John Brown’s Fort at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. On the North Dakota coin, President Theodore Roosevelt looks out over the Little Missouri River basin in what is now known as Theodore Roosevelt National Park. William Jasper, a regimental soldier in the South Carolina militia during the American Revolution, charges forward from Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument.
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