Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Silver Bullion Coin

in 2013 National Park Coins

Each Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Silver Bullion Coin will be struck with a reverse emblematic of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial found in the state of Ohio. These Perry’s Victory Silver Bullion Coins will be the second 2013 release of the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ series. No release date was known for the bullion coins at the time of this posting.

The US Mint strikes these coins as the numismatic versions of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™ Program. Both series of coins feature strikes created from five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of three inches.

A total of fifty-six unique coins will be created per series with the reverse of each featuring a site of national interest. One site was chosen from each state, the District of Columbia and the five US territories. Both series will be run with a release rate of five coins per year beginning in 2010 and ending with the final strike issued in 2021.

Both series are also originally based on and contain designs originally found on the circulating America the Beautiful Quarters®. This includes an obverse portrait of George Washington designed by John Flanagan. The portrait has been featured on quarters since 1932 in one form or another. Surrounding the portrait of Washington will be the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

The design found on the reverse of the Perry’s Victory Silver Bullion Coin will be emblematic of the national memorial. That design will also include the inscriptions of PERRY’S VICTORY, OHIO, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM .

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Ohio

Construction on Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial of Ohio was begun in 1912 under the direction of a multi-state commission. A few years later financing issues forced the federal government to assume ownership of the facility in order to complete construction. Finally, an official dedication took place on July 31, 1931.

The memorial is dedicated to both the actions of war and to lasting peace. It recalls the victory of American naval Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry over British naval forces during the War of 1812. It is also dedicated to the lasting peace seen between the opposing parties since that conflict.

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