Ozark National Scenic Riverways Silver Uncirculated Coin

in 2017 National Park Coins

The Ozark National Scenic Riverways Silver Uncirculated Coin will honor Ozark National Scenic Riverways of Missouri with a design emblematic of the location on its reverse. This strike will mark the third of five to appear in 2017 as part of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Program and will also mark the thirty-eighth for the series overall. A release date for the silver uncirculated coin was not known at the time of this posting.

This series was authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury with the power granted in 31 U.S.C. §5111(a) (3) giving them the ability to produce and sell items of numismatic interest. They are actually based on another series known as the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program. Both series feature strikes composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver with a diameter of three inches.

Both series also feature obverse and reverse designs originally created for a third US Mint series – the America the Beautiful Quarters®. This includes reverse designs emblematic of a total of fifty-six different sites of national interest from around the United States and its territories. All three programs debuted with 2010-dated strikes and will run until each series ends in 2021.

The reverse of this specific coin will contain a design showcasing a portion of Ozark National Scenic Riverways. It will be surrounded by the inscriptions of OZARK, MISSOURI, 2017 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Shown on the obverse will be a portrait of George Washington. This same portrait will be found on the obverse of all of the America the Beautiful related coins and was originally completed by John Flanagan. Obverse inscriptions will includeUNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is found in the state of Missouri. The national riverways was established on August 27, 1964 and today consists of over 80,000 acres of both land and water which offers a multitude of recreational activities.

Most who visit partake of the activities that the clear water of the Current and Jack Forks Rivers provide. This includes canoeing, tubing, boating, fishing, etc. However, many also enjoy other activities in the region such as camping, hiking, hunting and even tours of caves.

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