When General Horatio Gates of the Continental Army accepted the sword of surrender from General John Burgoyne of the British Army following the Battle of Saratoga, the American forces had secured the first major victory in national military history. That moment is forever captured on the ATB Saratoga Silver Coin from the United States Mint. Right now, the 2015 5 oz ATB Saratoga Silver coin is available from JM Bullion in near-perfect condition.
- 30th release of the ATB Series, and final release of 2015.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains 5 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $.25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded Mint State 69 Early Releases by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features a proof-like finish.
- Commemorates the Battle of Saratoga.
Each 2015 ATB Saratoga Silver Coin in this JM Bullion listing has a near-perfect grade of MS69 from the NGC. Coins in this condition still exhibit full, original luster, though you may notice a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. The PL designation indicates the coins are proof-like, meaning they are bullion coins with a finish similar to that of proof specimens.
The 2015 ATB Saratoga Silver coin honors the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga in New York state during the Revolutionary War. The first major American victory of the war, General Gates success helped convince the French to support the American cause, providing vital assistance and supplies to the cause.
America the Beautiful is a 56-coin series from the United States Mint inspired by the success of the state quarters program. The series consists of five new releases each year, with the program representing each of the 50 states and the five overseas territories of the US.
On the obverse of this coin is the common theme found on all ATB coins, that of President George Washington. He is featured in left-profile relief, as on the circulation quarter, and is accompanied by the coins face value, weight, and metal content.
The reverse features the unique Saratoga design for the state of New York. You can see General Burgoyne handing his sword to General Gates in a sign of surrender on this face, along with engravings denoting the state, moment represented, and the year of issue.
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