American Memorial Park Silver Bullion Coin

in 2019 National Park Coins

The American Memorial Park Silver Bullion Coin will be released by the US Mint as the second of five strikes in 2019 of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program. Shown on the reverse of the five ounce .999 fine silver bullion coin will be a design emblematic of American Memorial Park found in the United States territory of the Northern Mariana Islands. At the time of this posting, a release date for the coin was not known.

With this release, the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin Program will be in its forty-seventh issue. A total of fifty-six will have been minted in the series by the time it is scheduled to be completed in 2021 with the coins appearing at a rate of five per year since debuting in 2010.

The US Mint produces the silver bullion coins under the authority granted in Public Law 110-456 which was entitled the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008. As the name of the Act indicates, a series of circulating quarter dollars was also authorized by the same act.

In fact, that series of quarters serves as the basis for designs of both programs. Accordingly, the obverse of each coin in both series will feature a portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan. This portrait has been seen in one form or another on quarters since 1932. Surrounding Washington’s image will be the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

The reverse of the coin will contain the design emblematic of the memorial park. Final design information on the reverse should appear sometime in late 2018. Reverse inscriptions on the coin will include AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, 2019 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

American Memorial Park in the Northern Mariana Islands

The American Memorial Park in the Northern Mariana Islands was created as a living memorial to all those who sacrificed during the Marianas Campaign of World War II. It was created by the United States Congress on August 18, 1978.

As a living memorial, facilities exist at the park for activities such as swimming, tennis, bicycling, etc. The park also offers a World War II museum and a flag memorial.

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