The Pueblo peoples dominated much of what is now the southwestern United States for more than 2,000 years, reaching their peak of influence when the Chaco Culture arose between the mid-9th and 13th centuries. They built a great network of pueblo communities with unique architecture in Chaco Canyon, forming a hub for trade, politics, and religion that’s now preserved in the famous Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The U.S. Mint commemorated this extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Site with the limited-edition 2012 5 oz ATB Chaco Culture Silver Coin.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC!
- 2nd coin release of 2012 in the U.S. Mint’s celebrated America the Beautiful 5 oz bullion series!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of a quarter dollar (USD) backed by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- George Washington as rendered on the U.S. quarter on the obverse.
- Chaco Culture pueblo inscription on the reverse.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a major attraction for tourists and scholars alike: a window into the culture, faiths, and daily lives of an ancient and highly-accomplished pre-Columbian nation. It’s one of a series of major landmarks and cultural sites showcased in the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful series of quarters, prized by collectors and investors around the world for their exceptionally detailed design and craftsmanship.
All 2012 5 oz ATB Chaco Culture Silver Coins available here come in plastic slabs with a near-perfect certification. Mint State 69 coins showcase full, original mint luster with no more than two minor flaws present. Acceptable flaws at this grade include only minuscule contact marks or hairlines located outside the primary focal points of the coin.
The obverse side of the coin bears an image of George Washington as he’s depicted on the U.S. quarter. It carries the inscriptions “Liberty” and “In God We Trust” as found on a standard “George Washington quarter,” along with the inscription “Quarter Dollar.”
The coin’s reverse side carries the inscriptions “Chaco Culture,” “2012,” “New Mexico” and “E Pluribus Unum.” It also sports a lovingly detailed rendering of the southwestern American landscape and of the distinctive pueblo architecture created by the Chacoans, sculpted by award-winning medallic artist Phebe Hemphill.
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