US Landmarks Series of High Relief Silver Rounds
There are countless landmarks across the United States of America that help tell the story of the nation. From natural formations that provide water to millions, such as the Colorado River racing through the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty greeting immigrants in New York Harbor, these landmarks help tell the story of America. These images and more are featured in a collection of 2 oz high-relief silver rounds known as the US Landmarks Series.
Common Features of the US Landmarks Series
The US Landmarks Series came from the Elemetal Mint and was originally intended to have several designs from across the country. Each round included in the series is an ultra-high-relief strike. In order to create an ultra-high-relief round, the blanks are struck in a slower coining process with intense pressure. The striking process includes several physical strikes of the blank to create a higher 3D relief for the design elements on either side.
All of the silver rounds in this collection contain 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver and share a common reverse design element. On the reverse is the outline of the North American continent with a particular focus on the physical topography of the United States of American in the center of the design field. The rounds are housed in either individual plastic bags or plastic tubes of 10 rounds.
Designs of the US Landmarks Series
The designs available in the US Landmarks Series take buyers across the country with images featuring some of the most prominent natural landmarks and historic landmarks in the country. The available designs include:
- Grand Canyon: The first release featured the famed Horseshoe Bend in the Colorado River as it winds through the Grand Canyon. Horseshoe Bend takes the shape of a horseshoe and left a singular outcrop of land in the middle of the river’s bend. It took the river millions of years to wear away at the surrounding rock to create the splendor of Horseshoe Bend.
- Liberty Island: The second release includes a combination of manmade and natural. Liberty Island is located in New York Harbor and easily visible from New York City. The island was a natural fortification as early as the Revolutionary War, guarding the harbor and protecting the ports. As of the late 19th century, it’s been the home of the Statue of Liberty. As steamers full of immigrants came to the Land of the Free, Lady Liberty was standing by to greet them with her light shining the way to a better future.
- Pearl Harbor: The United States Army and Navy maintained bases in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor, which eventually became the site of the first major attack on US soil since the British invaded during the War of 1812. Today, the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu allows visitors to walk above the sunken battleship and take in the somber view of the final resting place for hundreds of US Navy sailors.
- Mount Rushmore: In the fourth release, the natural and manmade come together again as the faces of four of the nation’s most prominent presidents feature on a mountain’s edge in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Featured on Mount Rushmore are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. These men are, in order, responsible for founding the nation, expanding its borders significantly, bringing the nation onto the international stage as a power in the 20th century while protecting natural spaces, and preserving the Union in the face of civil war.
Design Mintages in the Landmark Series
The silver rounds in the Landmark Series had varying mintages as a result of the limited production timelines and demand for each individual design. In the end, the designs came with final mintages of:
- Grand Canyon – 18,152
- Liberty Island – 24,490
- Pearl Harbor – 25,326
Buying US Landmarks Silver Rounds at JM Bullion
The US Landmarks Series of silver for sale has been discontinued, which means the available rounds at JM Bullion are the only chance you have to buy this silver! If you need any help while shopping, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer service team at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email with your inquiries.