Saratoga National Historical Park Silver Uncirculated Coin

in 2015 National Park Coins

The Saratoga National Historical Park Silver Uncirculated Coin will be the last 2015 strike of the collectible coin series. Shown on the reverse of the silver uncirculated coin will be a design emblematic of Saratoga National Historical Park found in the state of New York. As of this posting, a release date for the coin was not known.

These coins are struck as part of the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin series which are considered the numismatic versions of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program. Both series feature compositions of five ounces of .999 fine silver and extremely large diameter of three inches.

However, the purpose of both programs is quite different. The US Mint was directed to create the bullion coins as part of Public Law 110-456 as low-cost investment options. These uncirculated coins were created under the authority granted to the Treasury Secretary in 31 U.S.C. §5111(a) (3) as numismatic versions of the bullion coins and are intended for collectors.

All of the coins in both series contain the same basic obverse imagery which includes a portrait of George Washington. This portrait was originally created by John Flanagan for the 1932 circulating quarter dollar. The 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 silver uncirculated coin will contain the design emblematic of Saratoga National Historical Park which is only one of fifty-six designs to be used in the series. Surrounding the emblematic design will be the inscriptions of SARATOGA, NEW YORK,  2015 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Saratoga National Historical Park in New York

The state of New York initially protected the area of present day Saratoga National Historical Park in 1927. Ownership of the facility was transferred to the federal government when it was established as a national historical park on June 1, 1938.

The purpose of the park was and is to preserve the area of the Battle of Saratoga fought during the American Revolutionary War. Many historians consider this battle to be the first significant American victory over British forces and one of the turning points of the war.


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