The front of the Great Basin National Park coin displays a classic, restored portrait of George Washington. This portrait is by John Flanagan and is common to all United States quarters.
It is estimated that Native Americans first settled in the Great Basin region around 10,000 years ago. This region encompasses the area between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Wasatch Range of Utah. It is known for its numerous valleys (or basins), rivers that flow inland, and Bristlecone Pine trees, some of which are around 3,000 years old.
The area was not made an official national park until October 27, 1986. The park receives more than 100,000 visitors a year for its many hiking trails, campsites and panoramic glacier views.
- Mint: U.S. Mint (West Point)
- Type: Bullion (Investment)
- Mintage: Minted in 2013 with 17,792 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:
- The Great Basin National Park coin is the 18th coin released in the ATB series and the 3rd released for 2013
- Contains 0.999 pure silver, increasing value above denomination
- This coin's quality is guaranteed by the United States Mint
- Final designs for this series' coins are decided upon by the U.S. Treasury Secretary
- These silver bullion coins are a unique size for the U.S. Mint
The ATB series has proven popular over the years and is desirable by both casual collectors and dedicated investors. The uncirculated coins feature 0.999 pure silver, which means their true value rises high above their $0.25 denomination. This makes these 5-ounce silver coins great investment pieces.
Additionally, the ATB series can also appeal to those not looking to spend money on a collection since the circulated quarter versions can be collected for free with a bit of time.