Acadia National Park 5 oz US Mint America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin

Item Number: 72532
Product Type:  Bullion
Size: 3 inch (76mm) Round
Material: 5 oz .999 Silver uncirculated
 

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Acadia National Park 5 oz US Mint America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin 

The thirteenth coin in the US Mint’s popular oversized silver quarters series, this 2012 Acadia National Park America the Beautiful coin features the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and the park’s rugged coastline in 5 oz of collectible, investment-grade, .999-fine silver. 

As with the other coins of the ambitious US Mint America the Beautiful Silver Bullion 5 oz coin program, its weight, content and purity are guaranteed by the US government. Unique among the coins struck by the US Mint, Acadia National Park and the others in the series are a huge 3 inches in diameter and carry a legal-tender face value of 25 cents. (Though real, the 25-cent face value is dwarfed by the market price of silver – which has for decades been much higher.) Each coin’s fineness and weight is incused on its edge. These coins will be sought by investors for their .999-fine silver content, and demanded by collectors as the mates to the US Mint America the Beautiful Quarters series. This combination makes them superior as both investments and collectibles.

In all, there will be up to 56 specially designed numismatic offerings between 2010 and 2021.

Located on Maine’s craggy coast, Acadia became part of the National Park system on July 8, 1916. Since then, visitors have enjoyed its granite peaks and historic carriage roads among the park’s spectacular scenery. The park includes parts of many islands, Cadillac Mountain, at 1,532 feet the highest point on the East Coast and the first place in the US to see sunrise, and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, built in 1858 to show the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay.

The reverse was designed by Barbara Fox and sculpted by US Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. John Flanagan’s iconic 1932 portrait of George Washington is on the obverse.

Given the three-inch diameter and 0.16-inch thickness of these coins, detail that cannot be shown easily in a regular quarter easily captures the eye.

Issued in the order the selected national park or site was established, America the Beautiful Quarters are thought to be more in demand for those released earliest – the five 2010 US Mint America the Beautiful 5 oz coins were sold out almost instantly.  Because US Mint America the Beautiful 5 oz silver bullion coins are expected to be introduced over a period of 12 years, buying the coins as they are released gives you the best chance to include all of them in your collection at a reasonable price – and purchasing them one at a time enables you to add them to your collection at the pace that works best for you. These Acadia National Park 5 oz America the Beautiful uncirculated coins have a 25,000 mintage limit.

The other coins dated 2012 will feature:

  • El Yunque National Forest, PR (release date May 29, 2012)
  • Chaco Culture National Historic Park (release date July 9, 2012)
  • Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, HI (no date yet announced, anticipated September 17, 2012)
  • Denali National Park and Preserve, AK (no date yet announced, anticipated October 22, 2012)

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