The Voyageurs National Park Silver Bullion Coin will be struck by the US Mint to resemble the Voyageurs National Park Quarter. As such, the reverse of the silver bullion coin will contain a design showcasing a portion of Voyageurs National Park. As of this posting, a release date was not known for this strike.
Like other coins of this America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program, these Voyageurs strikes will each be composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver. They will also feature a diameter of three inches.
This series of coins was authorized as part of the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 which became Public Law 110-456. They are required to be similar in design to the America the Beautiful Quarters® but feature much larger size and weight specifications since they are struck from the five ounces of silver.
In addition, whereas the circulating quarter dollars are typically struck for use in everyday commerce, these bullion coins are intended for investors as a means of adding small amounts of silver to their portfolios at near market prices. Accordingly, this means these silver bullion coins will be sold through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers just like other US Mint bullion products.
Shown on the obverse will be a portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan along with the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR. The reverse will contain a design emblematic of Voyageurs with the inscriptions of VOYAGEURS, MINNESOTA, 2018 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota
Voyageurs National Park of Minnesota is found along the boundary waters between the United States and Canada. The park was established by an act of Congress on April 8, 1975. It is named after the French Canadian fur traders who were the first European settlers to inhabit the region.
A majority of the park is only accessible by boat during most of the year. That changes slightly in the winter when the lakes freeze allowing access to park areas over the ice.