Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Silver Uncirculated Coin

in 2021 National Park Coins

The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Silver Uncirculated Coin is scheduled to be the last release by the US Mint of the original fifty-six America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin™ series. Shown on the reverse of the silver uncirculated coin will be a design emblematic of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site found in the state of Alabama. A release date for the coin was not known at the time of this posting.

Like other strikes of this series, the Tuskegee Coin will be composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver with a diameter of three inches. These specifications are the same as an associated series of bullion strikes known as the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program. The similarities are not by chance as the US Mint strikes these uncirculated coins as the collector grade versions of those bullion pieces.

Both the bullion and the uncirculated coin series are scheduled to be completed with the issues honoring the Tuskegee Site. With this release, a total of fifty-six new coins will have been minted in each program since 2010 honoring different sites of national interest from around the United States and its territories.

However, the Secretary of the Treasury has been given the option in law of renewing the associated bullion program for a complete second run immediately following the first. If that happens and these uncirculated coins remain popular, it is likely that they will be renewed as well. Of course, Congress always has the option of over-riding any decision as it relates to these coins.

Shown on the obverse of each coin is the same John Flanagan portrait of George Washington surrounded by the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR. The reverses of the strike contain the designs emblematic of the selected site of interest, in this case the Tuskegee historic site. Surrounding that design will be the inscriptions of TUSKEGEE AIRMEN, ALABAMA, 2021 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site of Alabama

Congress created the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site of Alabama on November 6, 1998. It is devoted to commemorating the contributions of African American Airmen to the success of the United States during World War II.

Those visiting the site can tour the Hangar One Museum which has been completely restored to tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen.

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