White Mountain National Forest Silver Uncirculated Coin

in 2013 National Park Coins

Each White Mountain National Forest Silver Uncirculated Coin will represent the first 2013 strike of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ series. Shown on the reverse of the White Mountain National Forest Coin will be a design emblematic of the site. No official release date for the strike was known at the time of this posting.

The US Mint created this series of silver uncirculated coins under the authority granted the Treasury Secretary in 31 U.S.C. §5111(a) (3). That section of law allows the Secretary the discretion to produce and sell items of numismatic interest.

In this case, these collector grade coins are struck as the numismatic versions of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™ Program. Both series feature an extremely large diameter of three inches and a composition of five ounces of .999 fine silver and both are actually based on the series of circulating America the Beautiful Quarters®.

This includes obverse portraits of George Washington who has been seen on the circulating quarters since 1932. In fact, the same portrait will be used that has been in use in one form or another on the quarters since that time which was originally designed by John Flanagan. Surrounding the portrait will be the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

The reverse of the White Mountain National Forest Coin will contain the design emblematic of the location. Included as well will be the inscriptions of WHITE MOUNTAIN , NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM .

Shown on the edge of the coin will be the inscription of .999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE.

White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire

White Mountain National Forest is found mostly within the state of New Hampshire, although a small portion of the forest exists within the neighboring state of Maine. It was officially established in 1918 and today consists of a total of 784,505 acres.

A multitude of recreational activities are offered within the national forest including over 1,200 miles of hiking trails, almost two dozen campgrounds and even some skiing opportunities. This wide variety of activities offered and its relatively close location to a large population base makes it one of the most visited national units east of the Mississippi.

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