American Memorial Park Silver Uncirculated Coin

in 2019 National Park Coins

The American Memorial Park Silver Uncirculated Coin will be struck by the US Mint with a reverse design emblematic of American Memorial Park found in the United States territory of the Northern Mariana Islands. This coin will be the second of five scheduled to be issued by the Mint during 2019 as part of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Program. A release date for the silver uncirculated coin was not known at the time of this posting.

Coins in this series are struck as the numismatic versions of the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program. Both these uncirculated coins and the related bullion coins are struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of three inches.

The US Mint produces this series under the authority granted the Secretary of the Treasury in 31 U.S.C. §5111(a) (3) to produce and sell items of numismatic interest. This differs from the related bullion coins which were authorized directly by Congress as part of the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 which became Public Law 110-456.

Both series actually feature designs originally created for another program of coins produced by the US Mint – the America the Beautiful Quarters. As such, the obverse of each contains the same portrait of George Washington seen in one form or another on circulating US quarters since 1932. The obverse will also include the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

Shown on the reverse of the coin will be the design emblematic of the memorial park. This design will also include the inscriptions of AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, 2019 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

American Memorial Park in the Northern Mariana Islands

American Memorial Park of the Northern Mariana Islands was established by the United States Congress on August 18, 1978. It was built to acknowledge the sacrifices of all who participated in the Marianas Campaign of World War II.

The park is considered a living memorial and features facilities for bicycling, baseball, tennis, swimming, etc. in addition to a World War II museum and a flag monument.

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