|Actual Metal Weight:||5 ozt|
|Face Value:||Quarter Dollar|
|Mint:||United States Mint|
|Obverse Designer:||John Flanagan|
|Series:||America the Beautiful|
Piggybacking on the success of the State Quarters program, the U.S. Mint introduced its America the Beautiful series in 2010 to honor the various protected natural sites around the country, many of which are national parks. This series will run until 2021. In addition to circulating quarters, the mint also uses these picturesque designs for its series of America the Beautiful 5 oz silver bullion coins, made specifically for investors. Check out the 2015 5 oz Silver America the Beautiful - Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge coin! Like other silver bullion ATB coins, these coins are struck from .999 fine silver for a total of 5 troy ounces of actual silver weight (ASW).
The reverse design shows a Great Blue Heron in the foreground, with a Great Egret foraging in the background. The wetlands and mountainous terrain of the park can be seen in the background. Rim inscriptions include the legend "BOMBAY HOOK" at the top rim, the year-date "2015" at the bottom rim, with the state location "DELAWARE" to the left of the date and the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" to the right.
The obverse uses John Flanagan's left-facing design of George Washington. The issuing country "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" is found at the top rim. "LIBERTY" is inscribed to Washington's left, while "IN GOD WE TRUST" is found to the right. Beneath the truncation of the bust, the denomination "QUARTER DOLLAR" is placed at the bottom rim. The coin's edge features lettering that reads ".999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE."
Established in 1937, the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is not only a protected habitat for an incredible diversity of plant and animal species, but also is a stop-off for all sorts of migratory birds making their seasonal trips across the country. Amazingly, soon after it was designated as a protected national site, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) planted some 50,000 trees in the park in addition to other projects. Whether you are interested in stacking government-issued silver or in collecting the America the Beautiful designs, buy one of these 2015 5 oz Silver America the Beautiful - Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge coins today!