America the Beautiful Coin History
The United States Mint started the ‘America the Beautiful’ silver coin series in 2010.
999 Purity Silver Bullion
Each of these large silver coins is struck using pure 0.999 purity silver bullion, with a US government guaranteed minimum weighting of five troy ounces.
The significant amount of pure silver (5 troy ounces) make these coins an attractive investment for investors who want to diversify their portfolios.
Annual 5-Coin Set
With a 5-coin annual release schedule, the number of coins in this series has rapidly expanded to an impressive array over the years.
Large 3-Inch Size and Detail
The large surface areas of these five ounce coins have allowed artists and engravers to unleash their creativity, in beautiful, eye-catching detail – a feat that isn’t possible with smaller coins.
Moreover, if history is any indication, the potential for growth in value is enormous.
2020 ATB National Park American Samoa
The National Park of the American Samoa is 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii. It is one of the most remote parks in the U.S. National Park System. The park protects the culture of the American Samoa people and natural resources. The site consists of 13,500 acres spread over parts of three islands, Tutuila, Ta’ū, and Ofu. Most of the land area of these volcanic islands is tropical rainforest. About 4,000 acres of the park are underwater, offshore from the islands. The park is home to unique plants, animals, fish, and corals. Bats are the only native mammals found in American Samoa. There are two species of fruit bat and one insect-eating bat living on the islands. They play an important role by pollinating plants and dispersing fruit bearing seeds. The quarter’s design features a Samoan fruit bat mother with her pup. It is intended to bring awareness to the species’ threatened status due to habitat loss and hunting.
2020 ATB Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Historical Park
The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont is the only national park dedicated to conservation. Conservation is the care and protection of natural resources for future use. The park was the home of George Perkins Marsh, who was one of America’s first conservationists. Later, the park was the home of Frederick Billings, who was also a famous conservationist. The most recent owners, Laurance S. and Mary F. Rockefeller gave the land to the American public. In 1992, the land became a national park, dedicated to conservation.
2020 ATB Weir Farm National Historic Site
The Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut honors the life and work of American painter J. Alden Weir. Weir is famous for a type of art known as impressionism. Weir and other artists found inspiration from the landscape around the farm. The site is 68 acres and includes 15 historic buildings, including houses, barns, and art studios. The rest of the site features gardens, stone walls, trees, orchards, fields, a pond, and many painting sites. The farm offers a variety of art programs. This includes an artist-in-resident program, free art supplies, night painting, and art lessons. The quarter’s design is based off historic images of the studio and the paintings that Weir and other artists made of the property.
2020 ATB Salt River Bay Park and Ecological Preserve
The Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve is in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The park is on the island of St. Croix, the largest of the four islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands. Created in 1992, Salt River Bay is both a historical park and an ecological preserve. The park provides an opportunity to explore 2,000 years of human history in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The park also protects diverse ecosystems, which support threatened and endangered species. This includes some of the largest remaining mangrove forests in the Virgin Islands, as well as coral reefs and a submarine canyon.
2020 ATB Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is in Kansas. It protects and preserves the tallgrass prairie ecosystem, which supports a variety of grasses, flowers, and animals. It is the only national park dedicated to the rich, natural history of the tallgrass prairie. Tallgrass prairie once covered 170 million acres of land in North America. The preserve currently includes almost 11,000 acres in the Flint Hills. This is the largest expanse of tallgrass prairie left in North America. Authorized in 1996, the preserve also protects the region’s ranching history. Some of the preserve is still grazed by cattle.
2021 ATB Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is in Tuskegee, Alabama. The historic site honors the achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen and preserves five structures at Morton Field. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American pilots who flew for the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. This included 1,000 pilots and more than 15,000 support staff of men and women of diverse backgrounds. Their unique military record inspired reform in the Armed Forces. The quarter’s design features a pilot at Morton Field flight training facility. The words, “THEY FOUGHT TWO WARS” refers to fighting abroad in World War II as well as racism at home.
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