Great Basin National Park Silver Uncirculated Coin

in 2013 National Park Coins

The Great Basin National Park Silver Uncirculated Coin will be the third release in 2013 struck as part of the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ series. Shown on the reverse of the coin will be a design emblematic of Great Basin National Park found in the state of Nevada. A release date for the coin was not known at the time of this posting.

Coins of the silver uncirculated coin series are struck as the numismatic versions of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™ Program, also from the US Mint. Both series feature coins struck from five ounces of silver to a diameter of three inches.

Both series also contain obverse and reverse imagery similar to that found on the associated America the Beautiful Quarters®. For instance, these Great Basin Silver Uncirculated Coins will contain the same designs as found on the Great Basin Quarter.

This includes an obverse with a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The image of Washington will be familiar to many as it is the same one found on quarters in one form or another since 1932. The portrait was designed by John Flanagan. Shown around the obverse design will be the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

The reverse of this specific coin will contain the design emblematic of the park. Surrounding the image will be the inscriptions of GREAT BASIN, NEVADA, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Great Basin National Park in Nevada

Great Basin National Park was only designated a national park in 1986. However, Lehman Caves which is now a part of the park, has been a national monument since 1922 after President Warren G. Harding made the proclamation on January 24, 1922.

In addition to the caves, the park also contains groves of ancient bristlecone pines. Visitors to the park will find it is approximately 4 hours north of Las Vegas which is actually a plus to many. Its distance from any major metropolitan areas means the light pollution in the area is minimal making it ideal of star watching at night.

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