2016 Shawnee 5 Troy oz U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin

Item Number: 72558
Product Type:  Bullion
Size: 3 inch (76mm) Round
Material: 5 oz .999 Silver uncirculated
Price: $117.24

2016 Shawnee National Forest America the Beautiful Coin

The 31st installment in the America the Beautiful coin series commemorates Illinois’ sole national forest – Shawnee National Forest. Every coin minted in the impressive America the Beautiful Silver Bullion 5 oz coin program has its weight, content, and purity guaranteed by the U.S. government.

The 280,000 acres of Shawnee National Park hosts a rare configuration of five diverse ecosystems. Throughout its rolling hills, forests, trails, lakes, and streams, outdoor enthusiasts find a plethora of activities such as hiking, biking, camping, boating, fishing, and swimming. For those who want to learn about the forest’s natural elements and Native American cultural history, Shawnee National Forest extends plenty of educational opportunities. Temperate winters make the forest a pleasure to visit even during those cold months, but spring and fall are the most stunning, with bursting blossoms and expanses of painted leaves.

The obverse of the coin features the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, firmly showing the artistry of the original model. The reverse depicts Camel Rock with a red-tailed hawk soaring high above.

America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins are constantly in demand – the five 2010 U.S. Mint America the Beautiful 5 oz coins sold out almost immediately due to their rarity and beauty.

Unique among other coins issued by the U.S. Mint, these pieces are a huge 3 inches in diameter and each carries a legal-tender face value of 25 cents, though the market price of silver has been higher for many decades. These coins are sought by investors for their .999-fine silver content, and are demanded by collectors to complete the U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters series. This combination makes them superior as both investments and collectibles.

Since U.S. Mint America the Beautiful 5 oz silver bullion coins will be released over a period of 12 years, purchasing the coins when they become available provides you an excellent chance to include all of them in your collection for a reasonable price. Buying them one at a time also lets you add them to your collection at the pace that works best for you.

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