George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Silver Bullion Coin

in 2017 National Park Coins

The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Silver Bullion Coin will be struck by the US Mint to resemble the George Rogers Clark Quarter. Both coins will include a reverse design emblematic of George Rogers Clark National Historical Park found in the state of Indiana. A release date for this silver bullion coin was not known at the time of this posting.

This coin is struck as part of the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program which features strikes composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver, diameters of three inches and reverse designs emblematic of selected sites of national interest. The series was authorized by Congress as part of the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act which became Public Law 110-456.

Also authorized by that same act was a series of circulating quarter dollars from which these silver bullion coins actually take their designs. This includes the same obverse portrait on all of the coins of both series featuring George Washington. The portrait was originally completed by John Flanagan for the 1932 circulating quarter dollar and has been seen on the quarters ever since 1932. Obverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

The reverse of this specific strike will include a design showcasing a portion of the honored national historical park. The design will be surrounded by the inscriptions of GEORGE ROGERS CLARK, INDIANA, 2017 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

When initially released, these bullion coins will be sold through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers. This network obtains the coins in bulk from the Mint and resells them for a small premium above the current spot price of the five ounces of silver contained within them.

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park of Indiana was designated a national historical park on July 23, 1966. It is believed to be located at the site of Fort Sackville built during the American Revolutionary War at a strategic location along the Wabash River.

The park is named after the Lieutenant Colonel of the same name who was sent to the region by Virginia to protect that colonies interest in the area. He was extremely successful and won victories over British forces many times.

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