Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Uncirculated Coin

in 2015 National Park Coins

The Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Uncirculated Coin will be issued by the US Mint as the third 2015 strike of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Program. Shown on the reverse of each silver bullion coin will be a design emblematic of Blue Ridge Parkway found in the state of North Carolina. A release date for this coin was not known at the time of this posting.

Coins of this silver bullion series are struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of three inches. They are struck as the collector grade versions of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™ Program under the authority granted the Treasury Secretary in 31 U.S.C. §5111(a) (3) to produce and sell items of numismatic interest.

Just like those bullion coins, the obverse and reverse designs of this series are initially created for a series of associated circulating quarter dollars. Thus, the obverse contains a portrait of George Washington just like those quarters. This portrait is surrounded by the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

The reverse of each silver uncirculated coin will contain the design emblematic of the selected site of national interest – in this case, Blue Ridge Parkway. This design will be surrounded by the inscriptions of BLUE RIDGE , NORTH CAROLINA, 2015 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

An edge inscription will also be present on these coins indicating their weight and fineness with .999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE.

Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina

Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway of North Carolina was initially aided by several New Deal agencies of the 1930’s which were designed to keep young American men working during the depression. However, actual construction lasted for many years with the final stretch only being completed in 1987.

The parkway follows the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains and runs for 469 miles. It connects Shenandoah National Park on the north to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the south.


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