Colorized America The Beautiful Coins Available from JM Bullion
The America the Beautiful coin program from the United States Mint has been impressive since its introduction in 2010. Following up on the success of the state quarters program released on circulation currency in the 1990s, America the Beautiful coins have seen increased demand with each new set of coins released. Now, there is a brand-new look coming to these popular ATB Coins courtesy of a commemorative coin dealer in Germany. JM Bullion now offers Colorized ATB Silver coins for investors and collectors seeking unique products.
About the ATB Coin Series
The United States Mint produces America the Beautiful coins in both uncirculated and bullion versions on an annual basis. The coins have a number of common features, such as a shared obverse design, .999 pure silver content, and a face value of $.25 (USD) backed by the federal government. However, there are important differences between the coins that help you identify an uncirculated coin and a bullion coin. These differences include:
- On the obverse side of uncirculated coins you’ll find a “P” mint mark below the motto “In God We Trust.” This mark identifies the Philadelphia Mint as the point of origin for the coins. Bullion coins have no mint marks.
- Uncirculated coins have a matte finish that is achieved through vapor blasting after the coins are minted. On the other hand, bullion coins have a mirror-like finish.
- Uncirculated coins ship in individual plastic capsules, placed inside of a presentation box, and are shipped with a certificate of authenticity. Bullion coins ship in the same plastic capsules, mint tubes of 10 coins, or Monster Boxes of 100 coins (10 total tubes).
America the Beautiful Coins to Date
The American the Beautiful quarters program started in 2010 and is scheduled to run through 2021. The mint will release a total of five new designs each year, with the reverse of each coin featuring a new design that represents a national park, national forest, or historic monument from a representative state or jurisdiction.
Coins released to date include the following states and years of release:
- Arkansas (2010) – Hot Springs National Park
- Wyoming (2010) – Yellowstone National Park
- California (2010) – Yosemite National Park
- Arizona (2010) – Grand Canyon National Park
- Oregon (2010) – Mount Hood National Forest
- Pennsylvania (2011) – Gettysburg National Military Park
- Montana (2011) – Glacier National Park
- Washington (2011) – Olympic National Park
- Mississippi (2011) – Vicksburg National Military Park
- Oklahoma (2011) – Chickasaw National Recreation Area
- Puerto Rico (2012) – El Yunque National Forest
- New Mexico (2012) – Chaco Culture National Historical Park
- Maine (2012) – Acadia National Park
- Hawaii (2012) – Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
- Alaska (2012) – Denali National Park
- New Hampshire (2013) – White Mountain National Forest
- Ohio (2013) – Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
- Nevada (2013) – Great Basin National Park
- Maryland (2013) – Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
- South Dakota (2013) – Mount Rushmore National Memorial
- Tennessee (2014) – Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Virginia (2014) – Shenandoah National Park
- Utah (2014) – Arches National Park
- Colorado (2014) – Great Sand Dunes National Park
- Florida (2014) – Everglades National Park
- Nebraska (2015) – Homestead National Monument of America
- Louisiana (2015) – Kisatchie National Forest
- North Carolina (2015) – Blue Ridge Parkway
- Delaware (2015) – Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
- New York (2015) – Saratoga National Historical Park
- Illinois (2016) – Shawnee National Forest
- Kentucky (2016) – Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
- West Virginia (2016) – Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
- North Dakota (2016) – Theodore Roosevelt National Park
- South Carolina (2016) – Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)
- Iowa (2017) – Effigy Mounds National Monument
- District of Columbia (2017) – Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
- Missouri (2017) – Ozark National Scenic Riverways
- New Jersey (2017) – Ellis Island
- Indiana (2017) – George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
- Michigan (2018) – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
- Wisconsin (2018) – Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
- Minnesota (2018) – Voyageurs National Park
- Georgia (2018) – Cumberland Island National Seashore
- Rhode Island (2018) – Block Island National Wildlife Refuge
- Massachusetts (2019) – Lowell National Historical Park
- Northern Mariana Islands (2019) – American Memorial Park
- Guam (2019) – War in the Pacific National Historical Park
- Texas (2019) – San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
- Idaho (2019) – Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
- American Samoa (2020) – National Park of American Samoa
- Connecticut (2020) – Weir Farm National Historic Site
- U.S. Virgin Islands (2020) – Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
- Vermont (2020) – Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
- Kansas (2020) – Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
- Alabama (2021) – Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Design of Colorized ATB Silver Coins
There is no change to the physical design set, purity, or content of the America the Beautiful coins. Instead, Colorized ATB Silver coins have been improved on the reverse design with the addition of natural coloring that gives the image of each national park, national forest, or historic monument a real-world appearance.
Colorization of the images on the reverse takes place at Emporium Hamburg in Germany after the coins are minted and distributed to dealers. The obverse image of President George Washington remains unaltered, and maintains its silver finish and appearance. On the reverse of each coin, natural colors have been added only to the inner design circle.
Why is Colorization Added at Emporium Hamburg?
The United States Mint does not add color or otherwise alter the finish of any of its products. Emporium Hamburg is one of the world’s leading coin trading houses and is a supporting partner of banks, dealers, and coin collectors around the world. The company has helped coin collectors and precious-metal enthusiasts diversify their investment portfolios for more than 40 years.
Purchasing Colorized ATB Silver Coins from JM Bullion
If you have any questions, JM Bullion is here to get you answers. Our customer service team is available to help you get your answers at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and through our email address. Don’t forget that you can use our Payment Methods FAQ page to find quick-and-easy answers to common questions about payment options and purchasing minimums/maximums.