One of the first true gateways to the West was opened by the federal government in 1862 with approval of the Homestead Act. The measure, passed by Congress and signed by Abraham Lincoln, encouraged westward expansion by American citizens living in an increasingly cramped East Coast. Right now, a unique 2015 5 oz Colorized ATB Homestead Silver Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- Features brilliant colorization that brings the Homestead National Monument to life!
- Contains 5 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $.25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Part of the ATB Silver Coin Series.
- Represents the state of Nebraska.
- Ships to you in an individual plastic flip, tubes of 10, or boxes of 100.
The Homestead Act of 1862 was passed in reaction to the outbreak of the Civil War. In a bid to encourage Union residents to spread across the West, the federal government made it easier for qualified citizens and permanent residents of the US to claim up to 160 acres of federal land, in exchange for five years of residence, cultivation of the land, and improvement of the property.
A total of 270 million acres of land in the West eventually transferred from public control to private ownership, and a plot of land in Beatrice, Nebraska was the first parcel claimed under the act. Today, it serves as the Homestead National Monument of America, commemorating the nation’s westward push.
The unique colorized coins in this product listing feature natural colors added to the original design of the 2015 5 oz ATB Homestead Silver Coin. The colors add realism and beauty to the silver design created by the United States Mint for the reverse side of these coins.
President George Washington’s left-profile portrait on the obverse, a standard on American 25-cent pieces since 1932, was not altered for these colorized coins.
Although the United States Mint produced the original coins available in this listing, it is not responsible for the colorization. The US Mint does not colorize or plate any of its products in this manner. Germany’s Emporium Hamburg added to the colorization to these ATB Silver coins.
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