After featuring a variety of national parks, forests, and scenic highways throughout the early years of the ATB Silver Coin series, the United States Mint now features back-to-back issues of US National Lakeshores as representatives of northern states in the Great Lakes region. Second in the release schedule for 2018, the 2018 5 oz ATB Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Silver Coin is available today from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual capsule, mint tube of 10 coins, or Monster Box of 100 coins!
- 2nd coin of the 2018 release and 42nd overall in ATB!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $.25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- President George Washington on the obverse.
- Images of the Apostle Islands on the reverse.
- Represents Wisconsin in the ATB Series.
- Commemorates Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
Located along the shores of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisconsin, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore covers shoreline encompassing 69,723 acres of land and the 21 islands of the Apostle Islands. The area is known for its collection of historic lighthouses, sandstone sea caves, and old-growth remnant forests.
The shores of Lake Superior are known to be home to the “largest, cleanest, and coldest waters of the Great Lakes.” Only one of the 22 Apostle Islands is not included in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore protected area, and that is Madeline Island.
On the reverse of the 2018 5 oz ATB Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Silver Coin is the image of some of the sandstone sea caves from the Apostle Islands region, which are a popular attraction with outdoor enthusiasts and kayakers. The best views of the caves come from the surface of the water in your own personal watercraft.
The obverse of all ATB Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Silver Coins features the left-profile portrait of President George Washington. Created in 1932 by John Flanagan, it replaced the Standing Liberty quarter design that year to honor the bicentennial of Washington’s birth in 1732.
All 2018 5 oz ATB Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Silver Coins available here today are in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, although minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the production process are possible.
ATB Silver Coins are a product of the United States Mint, and are struck by the Philadelphia Mint location and the Denver Mint.
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