The front (obverse) side of the Kisatchie National Forest coin features a restored version of the George Washington portrait by John Flanagan that is characteristic of United States Quarters.
In the early 1900's, Louisiana was covered in forested land, and the state was a leader in timber production for years. Around the time of the Great Depression, however, many sawmills had closed, and Louisiana's natural resources were drained. The need for conservation was realized, and the Herbert Hoover administration designated the Kisatchie National Forest in 1930.
Since then, the Kisatchie National Forest has been helping to protect the almost forgotten natural landscape of Louisiana and the wildlife the forest is home to. The Kisatchie National Forest remains Louisiana's only national forest.
- Mint: U.S. Mint (West Point)
- Type: Bullion (Investment)
- Mintage: Minted in 2015 with 61,449 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:
- This coin's particular design was chosen out of eight total design options.
- The coin's final design is chosen by the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
- The Kisatchie National Forest silver coin is the second coin released in the 2015 run of the America the Beautiful Series.
- The America the Beautiful coins are each made of .999 fine silver.
- Coin quality is guaranteed by the U.S. mint.
The America the Beautiful silver bullion coins may have a denomination of $0.25, but their 0.999 fine silver content makes them worth much more. This makes the series a popular one for collectors and investors alike.
For the casual collector, the series is also available in circulated quarters which can be found for free.