America the Beautiful is more than a song, it is a beautiful silver coin series from the United States Mint. Introduced in 2010, it offers a tour of the United States’ most beloved national parks, expansive national forests, and important historical monuments. Right now, the 2016 5 oz ATB Fort Moultrie Silver Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- Mintage Limited to just 35,000 coins.
- Individual coins ship in capsules, tubes for multiples of 10, and Monster Boxes for multiples of 100.
- 5th release of 2016 and 35th of the ATB Series.
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $.25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Reverse features the image of Fort Moultrie’s defenders.
- Obverse includes the portrait of President George Washington.
- Honors Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument.
- Commemorates South Carolina.
America’s coastal defenses along the Atlantic seaboard date back to the 1700s, and the Fort Moultrie defensive position outside of Charleston is one of the most important in the nation’s history. It was on this site that American forces first encountered and fought off the British Army and Navy at the outset of the American Revolution.
Fort Moultrie was also at the center of the outset of the Civil War. Union troops manning the fort abandoned it in favor of the nearby, stronger Fort Sumter in an effort to hold off secessionists and the newly formed Confederacy.
The America the Beautiful series of silver coins includes five design releases each year, with a total of 56 coins planned in the series to represent each of the 50 US states, the five overseas territories of the nation, and the District of Columbia. Scheduled to run through 2021, the program could be extended to 2033.
On the reverse of the 2016 5 oz ATB Fort Moultrie Silver Coin is the image of a Revolutionary-era soldier running to raise the South Carolina militia flag during the onslaught of the British Navy in June 1776.
The obverse of all ATB Silver Coins includes the left-profile portrait of President George Washington, the first elected leader of the United States of America. His image appears on all circulation quarters, and was created in 1932 by John Flanagan based upon a 1786 bust of Washington.
If you have any questions about these ATB Silver coins, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion. Our customer service team is available on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, and via our email address. Be sure to check out our selection of Certified American Silver Eagles if you are looking for similar products.