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. The 2017 5 oz ATB Silver Effigy Mounds National Monument Coin is available now online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule, multiples of 10 in mint tubes, or multiples of 100 in Monster Boxes.
- First release of 2017 and 36th overall in the ATB Series!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $.25 (USD) by the United States.
- Obverse bears the portrait of President George Washington.
- Reverse includes the Effigy Mounds artwork.
- Honors Iowa in the ATB collection.
- Commemorates Effigy Mounds National Monument Silver Coin.
America the Beautiful coins are part of a 56-coin program designed to represent the national historical parks, national forests, and historical monuments of the United States. This includes representative sites from all 50 states, the five overseas territories of the United States, and the District of Columbia.
The obverse of all ATB Silver Effigy Mounds National Monument coins includes the common obverse design theme, that of President George Washington. This left-profile portrait has appeared on the circulation 25-cent piece since 1932 and was created by John Flanagan.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz ATB Silver Effigy Mounds National Monument Coin is the image of some of the mounds created by the people of the Woodland Cultures. Included are engravings of the state of issue, representative park, and the year of issue.
The Effigy Mounds National Monument is a federally protected area in the state of Iowa, in Allamakee and Clayton Counties, that preserves more than 200 prehistoric mounds built by various Native American tribes. The mounds have various shapes, with the most common including bears and birds, and were built during the first millennium.
All 2017 5 oz Silver Effigy Mounds National Monument Coins in this listing are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear on the surfaces, though you may notice a range of minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the coining process at the mint.
The United States Mint strikes all ATB Silver Coins for the federal government, with the bulk of production occurring at the Denver Mint facility and the Philadelphia Mint location.
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