Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Silver Bullion Coin

in 2016 National Park Coins

The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Silver Bullion Coin will be issued by the US Mint in 2016 to resemble the Harpers Ferry Quarter. This will include a reverse design emblematic of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park located in West Virginia. No release date was known at the time of this posting.

This coin is struck as part of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™ Program. As such, each will be composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver and feature a diameter of three inches. Each silver bullion coin will also have an edge inscription indicating that weight and fineness.

Congress authorized this series with the passage of the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 which became Public Law 110-456. Under the act, an associated series of quarter dollars was also created which serves as the design basis for this series of bullion coins as well.

Accordingly, the obverse of the coins will contain the John Flanagan portrait of George Washington seen on circulating quarter dollars since 1932. That portrait will be surrounded by 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 honoring national historical park. Also shown on the reverse will be the inscriptions of HARPERS FERRY , WEST VIRGINIA, 2016 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park of West Virginia was originally created on June 30, 1944 as a national monument. The site was re-designated a national park in 1963 and includes the town of the same name in West Virginia as well as small portions in neighboring Virginia and Maryland.

In fact, it is that location on the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers which makes the site so important to the history of the United States. From the earliest days of the nation, the area of the town has served as a focal point to the events of the day from early settlers crossing the river to the outfitting of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the strategic location it offered during the American Civil War.

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