Great Sand Dunes National Park Silver Uncirculated Coin

in 2014 National Park Coins

The Great Sand Dunes National Park Silver Uncirculated Coin will be struck by the US Mint with a reverse emblematic of the national park found in the state of Colorado. This uncirculated coin will be released as the fourth of five strikes in the US Mint’s 2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Program.

Like other coins of the series, the Great Sand Dunes Coin will be struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver and feature a diameter of three inches. These strikes are considered the numismatic versions of a series of bullion coins produced by the US Mint known as the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program.

Both the bullion and these uncirculated coins will feature the same designs, which will also be showcased on a series of circulating quarters. These designs feature different sites of national interest from around the United States and its territories.

The reverse of this specific strike honors Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. That design will also include the inscriptions of GREAT SAND DUNES, COLORADO, 2014 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Since all three series are actually based on quarter dollars, the obverse of each will contain the portrait of George Washington that has been featured on quarters since 1932. That portrait was originally designed by John Flanagan and will be surrounded by the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve of Colorado was originally created as a national monument in 1932. Plans were undertaken in 2000 to expand the area and in 2004 it was officially designated as a national park..

The park includes a total of 84,670 acres including the largest sand dunes in North America. These dunes are continually regenerating themselves and can be as tall as 750 feet above the valley floor.

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