White Mountain National Forest Silver Bullion Coin

in 2013 National Park Coins

The White Mountain National Forest Silver Bullion Coin will be appearing as the first release in a series of five ounce .999 fine silver strikes in 2013. Shown on the reverse of this silver bullion coin will be a design honoring White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire. A release date for the silver bullion coin was not known at the time of this posting.

This bullion coin is struck as part of the fifty-six coin America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™ Program. Coins of this series each feature a reverse emblematic of a selected site of national interest from around the United States and its territories and are based on an associated America the Beautiful Quarters® release – in this case the White Mountain Quarter.

Both the silver bullion series and the quarters program were authorized by the same legislation – America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, which became Public Law 110-456. That law allowed for one site from each state, the District of Columbia and the five US Territories to be featured in each series with the release order dictated by the order in which the selected sites came under direct control of the federal government.

Shown on the reverse of this silver bullion coin will be a design emblematic of White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire. Around the design will be the inscriptions of WHITE MOUNTAIN , NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM .

The obverse of all America the Beautiful related coins will include the same portrait of George Washington that has been featured on circulating quarter dollars in one form or another since 1932. The portrait was originally completed by John Flanagan and will be surrounded by the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

An edge inscription will also be present on the bullion coins indicating their weight and fineness with .999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE.

White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire

White Mountain National Forest was officially established in 1918 after several years of land acquisition. It encompasses a total area of 784,505 acres, most of which is found in the state of New Hampshire with a small portion in the neighboring state of Maine.

The national forest offers over 1,200 miles of hiking trails, skiing and over two dozen campgrounds either within the forest or close to its borders. Those facilities and recreational activities draw in many visitors making it one of the most visited national areas east of the Mississippi.

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