Everglades National Park Silver Uncirculated Coin

in 2014 National Park Coins

The Everglades National Park Silver Uncirculated Coin will be struck by the US Mint as a five ounce .999 fine silver numismatic version of the Everglades Quarter. These silver uncirculated coins each feature a large diameter of three inches but are made to resemble the associated America the Beautiful Quarters®. A release date for the coin was not known at the time of this posting.

Shown on the reverse of this specific coin will be a design emblematic of Everglades National Park of Florida. That design will be surrounded by the inscriptions of EVERGLADES, FLORIDA, 2014 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

As these coins are struck the resemble the quarters, the obverse of each will include a portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, just like the circulating quarter dollars. The obverse will also include the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

These coins are produced as part of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Program and will mark the twenty-fifth in the series and the fifth of five to appear in 2014. This series was authorized under 31 U.S.C. §5111(a) (3) by the Secretary of the Treasury who has the authority to produce and sell items of numismatic interest.

The US Mint also strikes an associated five ounce silver bullion coin series known as the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™. All three series (uncirculated, bullion and circulating quarters) feature the same basic imagery, but have different purposes for their production. The quarters are generally struck for circulation, the bullion coins for investors and these uncirculated coins for collectors.

Everglades National Park in Florida

Everglades National Park of Florida was initially authorized by Congress on May 30, 1934. However, difficulties in obtaining the land for the park as well as funds to purchase those lands during the Great Depression delayed the formal dedication of the park until December 6, 1947.

Today, the park consists of 1,508,571 acres protecting the entire ecosystem of the region. Unknown to many, the Everglades is actually a slow-moving river which is ideal for the support of many different species of plants and animals.

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