The Cumberland Island National Seashore Silver Bullion Coin will be struck by the US Mint to resemble the Cumberland Island Quarter. This includes a reverse design on the silver bullion coin emblematic of Cumberland Island National Seashore found in the state of Georgia. At the time of this posting, a release date for the coin was not known.
Coins of this series are struck by the US Mint as part of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program authorized by Congress in Public Law 110-456. The coins are each composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver with the extremely large diameter of three inches.
The series was created as a low-cost investment option for those looking to add small amounts of silver to their portfolios. As such, the coins will initially be sold through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers for a small premium above the current spot price of the five ounces of silver contained in each one.
Shown on the obverse of the coin will be a portrait of George Washington. This image will be familiar to many as it is the same portrait of Washington originally completed by John Flanagan for the 1932 circulating quarter dollar and featured in one form or another on quarters ever since. Surrounding the portrait will be the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.
The reverse will contain the design showcasing a portion of the national seashore. The reverse will also include the inscriptions of CUMBERLAND ISLAND, GEORGIA, 2018 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia
Cumberland Island National Seashore of Georgia was initially established by Congress on October 23, 1972. The site protects a majority of Cumberland Island found on the coast of Georgia as one of its largest Golden Isles.
While most visit the national seashore to take in the natural features of the area, there are also historic properties open for visitation. This includes ruins of Dungeness and the Plum Orchard estate.