Everglades National Park Silver Bullion Coin

in 2014 National Park Coins

The last 2014 strike to appear as part of the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program will be the Everglades National Park Silver Bullion Coin. Shown on the reverse of the strike will be a design emblematic of Everglades National Park found in the state of Florida. A release date for the coin was not known at the time of this posting.

Coins of this series are each struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of three inches. The program was established by Congress as large investment grade versions of the America the Beautiful Quarters® and feature obverse and reverse imagery similar to those quarter dollars.

Accordingly, the obverse of each contains a portrait of George Washington, just like has been seen on quarters since 1932. The portrait was completed by John Flanagan and will be surrounded by the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

The reverse will contain the design emblematic of Everglades National Park. The reverse will also include the inscriptions of EVERGLADES, FLORIDA, 2014 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

As a bullion product of the US Mint, the coins will not be sold directly to the public. Instead, the Mint uses a network of authorized purchasers for all its bullion. The network obtains the coins in bulk from the Mint, then resells them to the public for a small premium above the current spot price of the silver they contain.

Everglades National Park in Florida

Everglades National Park of Florida took literally years to establish. Its creation was authorized by the US House of Representatives on May 30, 1934. However, it took many more years to accumulate the land for the park owing in large part to the difficulties of finding funding during the Great Depression.

Enough land was accumulated, however, and the park was dedicated on December 6, 1947. Today it consists of approximately 1,508,571 acres protecting the fragile ecosystem found there.

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