Theodore Roosevelt National Park Silver Bullion Coin

in 2016 National Park Coins

The Theodore Roosevelt National Park Silver Bullion Coin will be struck by the US Mint in 2016 with images resembling those found on the associated Theodore Roosevelt Quarter. This will include a reverse design on the three inch silver bullion coin emblematic of Theodore Roosevelt National Park found in the state of North Dakota. A release date for the coin was not known at the time of this posting.

Congress authorized this series of five ounce .999 fine silver bullion coins under Public Law 110-456 with the Mint classifying the series as the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™ Program. That same law, which was actually titled the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, also authorized the related series of circulating quarter dollars which the Mint calls The America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

Both programs debuted with strikes in 2010 and a schedule of five releases per year. That schedule will be maintained until 2021 when the final strike of both programs will be issued completing their run of fifty-six. Those fifty-six coins per program will represent one site of national interest from each state, the District of Columbia and the five US territories with designs showcased on their reverse.

The design on the reverse of this specific silver bullion coin will honor Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It will also include the inscriptions of THEODORE ROOSEVELT, NORTH DAKOTA, 2016 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

As all of the America the Beautiful coins appear similar to the quarters, the obverse will contain the portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan that has been seen on circulating quarter obverses since 1932. The portrait will be surrounded by the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park of North Dakota is named after the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, based on the fact that he operated a ranch in the area as well as his policies towards conservationism which led to the creation of many protected areas throughout the United States. The park is located in western part of the state and consists of over 70,000 acres.

The site was originally established as the Roosevelt Recreation Demonstration Area in 1935 before being transferred to the US Fish and Wildlife Service and becoming the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge in 1946. In 1947, President Harry Truman declared it the Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park with its final title of only national park coming in 1978.

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