The U.S. Mint released the America the Beautiful 5-ounce Silver Bullion Coins in December of 2010.
Each coin is 5 ounces, making them “large format coins.” They are about as wide as the palm of your hand, or the rim of a coffee cup, which makes them extremely unique.
The designs are replicas of the highly successful America the Beautiful circulating quarters. They feature the standard Washington Quarter front (obverse) and a different national park of the back (reverse).
There were only 33,000 of each of the first five coins minted in 2010 and are sold only as a set, when available, due to their rarity. As of July 2012, out of the 2010 set only 3,720 have been certified MS69, the highest grade available for this set.
The Gettysburg and Glacier National Park coins debuted in April 2011, followed by Olympic National Park in June and Vicksburg in July. The Chickasaw coin was released in November 2012. Out of the 2011 set only 88 have been certified MS69, as of July 2012.
Our recommendation is to acquire these coins in MS69 grade, the highest certification possible, since these coins are the most rare. Contact a Metals Specialist to answer any of your questions at (800) 775-3504.
2010 Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas – Pictures the Hot Springs National Park headquarters building with a large water fountain.
2010 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming – Displays Old Faithful Geyser and a large buffalo.
2010 Yosemite National Park, California – Features El Capitan mountain, the largest granite rock in the world.
2010 Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona – Shows the cliffs above Nankoweap Delta in Marble Canyon near the Colorado River.
2010 Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon – Features Oregon’s Mount Hood and Lost Lake.
2011 Glacier National Park, Montana – Shows a mountain goat and the Montana mountains.
2011 Gettysburg National Park, Pennsylvania – Honors the Civil War military park in Pennsylvania.
2011 Vicksburg National Park, Mississippi - Displays the U.S.S. Cairo steaming down the Yazoo River during the American Civil War.
2011 Chickasaw Recreation Area, Oklahoma - Shows the Lincoln Bridge, that was dedicated in 1909 to celebrate the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.
2011 Olympic National Park, Washington - Features a riverside landscape scene from the rugged northwest.
2012 Puerto Rico, El Yunque National Forest - Depicts a Coqui tree frog sitting on a leaf and a Puerto Rican parrot behind an epiphyte plant with tropical flora in the background.
2012 New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park - Features Chaco Canyon, which was a major center of Puebloan culture between A.D. 850 and 1250.
2012 Maine, Acadia National Park - Depicts a view of the Bass Harbor head Lighthouse and Acadia’s rough coastline.
2012 Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - The reverse design depicts an eruption on the east rift of Kilauea Volcano, capturing the magnificent beauty of the volcano.
2012 Alaska, Denali National Park - Depicts a sheep with Mount McKinley rising in the background.
New Hampshire - White Mountain National Forest
Ohio - Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
Nevada - Great Basin National Park
Maryland - Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
South Dakota - Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Tennessee - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Virginia - Shenandoah National Park
Utah - Arches National Park
Colorado - Great Sand Dunes National Park
Florida - Everglades National Park
Nebraska - Homestead National Monument of America
Louisiana - Kisatchie National Forest
North Carolina - Blue Ridge Parkway
Delaware - Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
New York - Saratoga National Historical Park
Illinois - Shawnee National Forest
Kentucky - Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
West Virginia - Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
North Dakota - Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Carolina - Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)
Iowa - Effigy Mounds National Monument
District of Columbia - Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Missouri - Ozark National Scenic Riverways
New Jersey - Ellis Island National Monument (Statue of Liberty)
Indiana - George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
Michigan - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Wisconsin - Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Minnesota - Voyageurs National Park
Georgia - Cumberland Island National Seashore
Rhode Island - Block Island National Wildlife Refuge
Massachusetts - Lowell National Historical Park
Northern Mariana Islands - American Memorial Park
Guam - Ware in the Pacific National Historical Park
Texas - San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Idaho - Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
American Samoa - National Park of American Samoa
Connecticut - Weir Farm National Historic Site
U.S. Virgin Islands - Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
Vermont - Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Kansas - Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Alabama - Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Because of the unique coin format and the surge in demand, the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins are considered superior investment grade coins.
Contact a Metals Specialist for a current price quote at (800) 775-3504.