2018 Voyageurs National Park 5 oz Silver America The Beautiful Coin Available for Pre-Order
Notice: America the Beautiful Coins are of limited mintage and often sell out during the pre-sale or soon thereafter.
Voyageurs National Park Minnesota
The Voyageurs National Park Minnesota silver bullion coin is the third in a series of five 2018 America The Beautiful (ATB) quarters. It is available for pre-order, shipping by June 28, 2018.
On the Back of the Coin
The Voyageurs National Park Minnesota coin depicts a scene in the park. A common loon swims in one of the park’s lake against the backdrop of a rocky cliff and row of tall pines.
The words “VOYAGEURS,” MINNESOTA,” “2018,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” and “2018” are emblazoned on the coin’s reverse.
The coin’s reverse was designed by Patricia Lucas-Morris and engraved by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.
Watch below Joseph Menna describes the challenges of the engraving process of the Voyageurs National Park Minnesota coin.
The Voyageurs National Park Minnesota was established in 1971 and encompasses nearly 220,000 acres of land and an additional 84,000 acres of water! The Voyageurs National Park Minnesota is a geological and water nature preserve that provides homes to a wide range of animals including moose, beaver, grew wolves, bald eagles, common loons and Double crested Coromorants. The landscape is dotted with native trees, shrubs and wildflowers.
On the Front of the Coin
The ATB silver bullion coins look like giant quarters and even bear a face value of a “quarter dollar”, though the five ounces of silver contained in the coins makes them worth far more.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Mint released the first and second coins in the 2018 ATB series, the Pictured Rocks, Michigan and Apostle Islands Wisconsin coins.
There are a limited number of Apostle Island Rocks, Wisconsin ATB coins remaining for sale.
The Pictured Rocks Michigan coin is SOLD OUT.
What’s Next for 2018?
After the Voyageurs National Park coin, the U.S. Mint will release the final two coins later in 2018: Cumberland Island Georgia (in August) and Block Island Rhode Island (in November).
The United States Mint Quickly Sold Out of all of its Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins in the 2017 America The Beautiful Series.
The America The Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Quarter Coins continued to be a hit with investors and collectors in 2017. All five designs in the 2017 series sold out quickly as the U.S. Mint limited mintages on all coins this year. Two of the coins, the Frederick Douglass Historical Site and the Ozark Riverways, saw mintages of just 20,000, the lowest of any ATB coins since the U.S. Mint began production in 2010. The best selling coin in the ATB series in 2017, the Ellis Island coin had its mintage capped at 40,000. Only 35,000 of the first coin of the 2017 series, the Effigy Mound coin were issued. The fifth coin, the George Rogers coin was limited to just 32,400.
The 2017 ATB total mintage of 147,400 coins was the third lowest in the series’ eight year history. Only the 2012 (113,800) and 2014 (136,000) mintages were lower.
Because of their limited mintages and popularity with collectors, ATB coins often trade at substantial premium in the after-market.
BGASC.com sold out quickly of all five coins in the 2017 ATB series and unfortunately, can no longer offer those coins. Here are the fourth (Ellis Island) and fifth (George Rogers) coins in the 2017 ATB series.
The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park was the fifth coin in the 2017 America The Beautiful series from the United States Mint.
The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park silver bullion coin is the fifth in a series of five 2017 America The Beautiful (ATB) quarters.
On the Back of the Coin
The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park coin depicts U.S. Revolutionary War Hero Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark leading his men into battle in February 1779 in the quest to capture Fort Sackville on February 25, 1779 in what is now the state of Indiana. The words “E Pluribus Unum”, “George Rogers Clark”, “Indiana” and “2017” are emblazoned on the coin.
The coin’s reverse was designed by Frank Morris Fox and engraved by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso.
The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is located in Vincennes, Indiana on the banks of the Wabash River and was named a National Park in 1966.
The Ellis Island National Monument
The Ellis Island National Monument silver bullion coin was the fourth in a series of five 2017 America The Beautiful (ATB) quarters.
On the Back of the Coin
The Ellis Island National Monument coin features an immigrant family of three arriving at Ellis Island in New Jersey. The father looks wistfully into the horizon towards the Ellis Island hospital building, while his wife clutches her thin travel bag and their son holds an American Flag. The words “E Pluribus Unum”, “Ellis Island”, “New Jersey” and “2017” are emblazoned on the coin.
The coin’s reverse was designed by Barbara Fox and engraved by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.
Pre 2016 ATB Coins Still Available for Sale From BGASC.com
While the 2016 and 2017 ATB coins have long since sold out at the U.S. Mint, BGASC still has available for sale a few of the beautiful 2012 ATB series.
Click here to see the remaining ATB coins available for sale.
The best selling coin in 2016 was the first coin of the series the Shawnee National Forest coin that sold 105,00. The coin with the lowest mintage in 2016 was the Fort Moultre National Monument coin that sold 27,900.
About The America The Beautiful Coin Series
The America The Beautiful five ounce silver coins were authorized in 2008 under Public Law 110-456. The ATB coins are five ounces of .999 fine silver and are exact replicas of the designs of the America the Beautiful quarters ($.25) minted for general circulation. The ATB five ounce silver coins even have stamped on them “quarter dollar” on the obverse. ATB five ounce coins are the first five ounce silver coins ever produced by the U.S. Mint.
Each year since 2010, the U.S. Mint has produced five different designs of America the Beautiful coins. The reverse of the ATB coins features various depictions of U.S. National Parks or other national sites. The obverse of the ATB coins looks like a U.S. quarter featuring a portrait of George Washington. Indeed, the ATB series includes U.S. quarters intended for general circulation with face values of twenty five cents that are produced in the same design as their five ounce silver commemorative counterparts.
The ATB quarter program is a 12-year initiative that will honor 56 national parks and other national sites by 2020.
Because of their limited mintages, the ATB silver coins often sell out quickly and in later years sell for higher premiums over the value of their silver bullion content.
This article by BGASC is not, and should not be regarded as, investment advice or as a recommendation regarding any particular course of action.