Weir Farm National Historic Site Silver Bullion Coin

in 2020 National Park Coins

The Weir Farm National Historic Site Silver Bullion Coin will be the second of five 2020 dated US Mint issues of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program. A design showcasing a portion of Weir Farm National Historic Site of Connecticut will be showcased on the reverse of the silver bullion coin. As of this posting, a release date for the coin was not known.

All of the coins in this series are struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of three inches. A total of fifty-six unique coins will have been created in the program when it is completed in 2021 after having their inaugural year releases debuting back in 2010.

Each release features a different reverse design depicting a site of national interest from around the United States and its territories. One site was selected from each state as well as the District of Columbia and the five US territories giving the total of fifty-six previously mentioned.

All of the coins contain the same basic obverse which is actually a likeness of the obverse seen on a series of circulating coins known as the America the Beautiful Quarters®. This obverse includes a portrait of the first President of the United States George Washington. The portrait of Washington was originally completed by John Flanagan for use on the 1932 circulating quarter dollar and has been in use in one form or another on the quarters ever since. Inscriptions on the obverse will include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

The reverse contains the design emblematic of the selected site. Surrounding that image on this coin will be the inscriptions of WEIR FARM, CONNECTICUT, 2020 and E PLURIBUS UNUM

Weir Farm National Historic Site of Connecticut

Weir Farm National Historic Site was established in the state of Connecticut in 1990. It was created to commemorate the life and work of American Impressionist painter J. Alden Weir.

Weir not only used the farm himself, but created a retreat of sorts for other artists of the age helping to foster the growth of the artistic community around him.

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