Shenandoah National Park Silver Bullion Coin

in 2014 National Park Coins

The Shenandoah National Park Silver Bullion Coin will be issued by the US Mint in 2014 to honor Shenandoah National Park of Virginia. Shown on the reverse of the silver bullion coin will be the design emblematic of the location. At the time of this posting, a release date for the coin was not known.

This coin will also mark the twenty-second in the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program from the US Mint which debuted in 2010 and features five strikes released annually as part of it from the inaugural year until the last coin is issued in 2021. The America the Beautiful Silver Coins will honor a total of fifty-six different sites of national interest with coins featuring unique reverse designs of those sites.

Those designs will also be featured on a series of circulating quarter dollars which actually serve as the basis for both series. Accordingly, the obverse of coins in both series will feature a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States.

That portrait has been in use on the quarters in one form or another since 1932 and was originally designed by John Flanagan. The image of Washington will be surrounded by the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

The reverse of the Shenandoah Silver Bullion Coin will contain the design emblematic of the national park including the inscriptions of SHENANDOAH, VIRGINIA, 2014 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. An edge inscription will describe the coin’s weight and fineness with .999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE.

Shenandoah National Park in Virginia

Shenandoah National Park is found in the state of Virginia and was officially established by Congress on December 26, 1935. The park is found along the Blue Ridge Mountains with the Shenandoah River running along the west side of the park.

Much of the area now found within the 199,017 acre park was once farmland. The Commonwealth of Virginia acquired much of the land through the use of eminent domain for eventual transfer to the federal government for the creation of the national park.

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