The American Southwest was, for hundreds of years, dominated by the Pueblo Indians. Many of their artifacts remain today, and none is more stunning than the Great Kiva of Chetro Ketl. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the center of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, and is featured on the 2012 5 oz ATB Chaco Culture Silver Coin, now available from JM Bullion.
- Just 723 coins of the 24,000 mintage available in this condition!
- Contains 5 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Struck by the US Mint with a $.25 (USD) face value.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a proof-like finish.
- Ships in a PCGS plastic slabs.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park hosts the densest and exceptional concentration of pueblos (homes) in the southwestern reaches of America. The park covers 33,977 acres of land between Albuquerque and Farmington in northwestern New Mexico. Occupied heavily between 900 and 1150 AD, the region was a major cultural center for Pueblo people in the Chaco Canyon.
America the Beautiful coins feature a different image on each coin, representing a place or moment from American history from each state, territory, or district. The series was introduced in 2010 and features five new coins each year. In total, 56 coins are scheduled to be produced through the end of the program in 2021.
On the reverse side of each coin is the image of the quarries at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Engravings on this side read “New Mexico,” “Chaco Culture,” and “E Pluribus Unum.” The obverse side of the coin features the left-profile image of President George Washington. His image was designed by John Flanagan in 1932, and is based upon a 1786 bust completed by William Cousins.
The United States Mint produces these coins with new coining press built in Germany and installed in Philadelphia. Each coin in this listing is available in near-perfect condition, with their full, original luster still visible. These coins may have a maximum of two blemishes, but none are located in the primary focal areas.
When you have questions about these coins, don’t hesitate to contact a JM Bullion associate. You can contact us at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via email. If you are looking for similar products, check out the JM Bullion website’s America the Beautiful Coins page.