Theodore Roosevelt National Park Silver Uncirculated Coin

in 2016 National Park Coins

The Theodore Roosevelt National Park Silver Uncirculated Coin will be struck by the US Mint in 2016 as the fourth of five releases of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Program. Shown on the reverse of the five ounce .999 fine silver uncirculated coin will be a design emblematic of Theodore Roosevelt National Park found in the state of North Dakota. At the time of this posting, an official release date was not known.

Coins in this silver uncirculated coin series are struck by the US Mint as the numismatic versions of an associated America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™ Program. Just like those bullion coins, these strikes are each composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver, feature a diameter of three inches, and take their designs from those initially created from a series of circulating quarter dollars.

This includes the obverse portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The portrait was originally designed by John Flanagan for the 1932 circulating quarter dollar. It will be surrounded by the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

The reverse will contain the design emblematic of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Surrounding that design will be the inscriptions of THEODORE ROOSEVELT, NORTH DAKOTA, 2016 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

When initially available, these coins will be sold directly to the public by the United States Mint. This differs from the associated bullion coins which will be sold through the Mint’s network of authorized purchases.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is found in the state of North Dakota. It was originally established in 1935 as the Roosevelt Recreation Demonstration Area but assumed its current title in 1978 after several designation changes in between.

The park protects over 70,000 acres of land in western North Dakota surrounding the area where Roosevelt once ran a ranching operation. The park was created in his name not only to acknowledge that ranch but also to commemorate the important contributions Roosevelt made to the national park system and conservation in general.

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