In the late 20th and early 21st century, the United States Mint released a brand-new coin series that honored monuments, parks, forests, and places from American history. The standard circulation quarter in the US received a redesign on its reverse face to honor these different locations, and the program was known as the state quarters program. Following its conclusion in 2009, the United States Mint was prepared to release an all-new series to build on the popularity of the state quarters series.
In 2008, Congress authorized the new America the Beautiful quarter with passage of the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act. The legislation called for the production of a coin based upon the design of the United States quarter, but struck in a 5 oz weight and featuring .999 pure silver.
The America the Beautiful coin series is scheduled to include 56 coins in total, with one to represent each of the 50 states in the nation, the District of Columbia, and the five overseas territories of the US: Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.
Each year the Mint will release five new coin designs, with each state’s representative coin and image released in order that it was established as a federally protected region. The program started in 2010 with the nation’s oldest parks, monuments, or national forests depicted. Congress authorized the program to run through 2021, with the Secretary of the Treasury holding the power to extend the series through 2033.
The representative image chosen for each of the coins in the series is chosen in a collaborative process. This process includes the governor or chief executive from each jurisdiction, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Commemorative Coining Commission. The final design set selected for each coin must be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury before appearance on an America the Beautiful coin.
The 2015 ATB Silver coins available on JM Bullion represent forests, parks, and even a parkway, from across the country. The details of the coins included in the 2015 series of the ATB program are featured below:
The 2015 ATB Silver Coins available on JM Bullion feature differing images on the reverse side. Each coin features depictions of the park, forest, or monument representing the jurisdiction it is associated with. However, the obverse side of all ATB Silver Coins is the same, regardless of the state it represents.
John Flanagan’s 1932 image of President George Washington has graced American quarters for over 70 years now. His image is based upon the original left-profile bust of the president created in 1786 by sculptor and artist William Cousins. The engraving includes phrases such as “United States of America,” “In God We Trust,” and the face value of each coin.
While 2015 ATB Silver coins are available on JM Bullion in brilliant uncirculated condition, there are also coins that have been graded and certified by the leading grading services in the industry. The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and the Professional Coin Grading Service are the preeminent providers of certification in the industry. A brief breakdown of grades and terminology is available below:
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