The obverse of the Acadia National Park coin features a restored portrait of George Washington. This classic portrait by John Flanagan is found on all United States quarters as well.
The area we know today as Acadia National Park was originally inhabited by the Wabanaki people. The rugged shoreline and dense pine tree forests of this region were striking to the original settlers and eventually caught the interest of legendary French explorer Samuel de Champlain.
The idea to create a national park out of the area is credited to Charles Eliot. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson established the area as Sieur de Monts National Monument. A few years later, it became an official national park under the name Lafayette National Park, named after Marquis de Lafayette who was an influential supporter during the American Revolution.
Finally, on January 19, 1929, the park was given its final name: Acadia National Park. This name honors of the French colony of Acadia in what is now Maine. Today, the park sees almost 3 million visitors annually.
- Mint: U.S. Mint (West Point)
- Type: Bullion (Investment)
- Mintage: Minted in 2012 with 14,978 uncirculated coins
- Silver Content: 0.999 fine silver
- Diameter: 76.2 mm in diameter (3 in.)
- Thickness: 3.25 mm in thickness (0.128 in.)
- Weight: 5 troy ounces (155.5g)
- Face Value: $0.25
- Coin Highlights:
- All ATB coins contain 0.999 fine silver
- This coin's quality is guaranteed by the U.S. Mint
- Final designs for ATB coins are reviewed by committees before finally chosen by the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
- The Acadia National Park coin is the 13th coin in the series
- The 5-ounce ATB bullion coins are a unique size for the U.S. Mint: 3 inches in diameter
The America the Beautiful series is popular with both casual collectors and dedicated investors. Why? Because the series is available both as circulated coinage and uncirculated bullion. Each brilliant uncirculated silver coin consists of five troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
Each coin in the America the Beautiful Coins Series is produced by the United States Mint, an arm of the Department of the Treasury, and carries legal tender value. Because the coins in this series are produced and backed by the sovereign government of the United States of America, and manufactured in an ISO-9001 mint, these coins may be included in a self-directed Precious Metal IRA.
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