Notice: America the Beautiful Coins are of limited mintage and often sell out during the pre-sale or soon thereafter.
2019 War in the Pacific Guam 5 oz Silver America The Beautiful .999 Fine Bullion Coin.
The 2019 War in the Pacific Guam silver bullion coin is the third in a series of five 2019 America The Beautiful (ATB) five ounce silver bullion coins. It is available for pre-order, shipping by August 15, 2019.
On the Back of the Coin
The 2019 War in the Pacific Guam coin depicts American soldiers securing the beach at Asan Bay in Guam. The arrival of American soldiers led to the island’s eventual liberation.
The words “WAR IN THE PACIFIC”, “GUAM”, “2019” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” are emblazoned on the coin’s reverse.
The coin’s reverse was designed by Joel Iskowitz and engraved by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso
Watch below as Sculptor-Engravers Phebe Hemphill and Michael Gaudioso describe the engraving process of the 2019 American Memorial Park Northern Mariana Islands and 2019 War in the Pacific Guam coins.
The Pacific National Historical Park was established in 1978 in Guam to honor those that gave their lives in the military campaigns in Guam and in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The park features a Piti Guns Unit that the Japanese intended to use to defend the island. The guns were not fully operational when the Americans arrived and no shots were fired from these weapons. Visitors can tour the battlefields and admire the local fauna and landscape at the park.
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.
American The Beautiful Coins in 2019
This year, the U.S. Mint will release the five coins in the 2019 ATB series, the Lowell Park Massachusetts, American Memorial Park, War in the Pacific National Historical Park, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness coins.
The United States Mint quickly Sold Out of the Five ATB Bullion Coins in the 2017 and 2018 Series.
BGASC.com sold out quickly of all five coins in the 2017 and 2018 ATB series and unfortunately, can no longer offer those coins.
Because of their limited mintages and popularity with collectors, ATB coins often trade at substantial premium in the after-market.
The first two coins in the 2019 America The Beautiful Coin series, the Lowell Park Massachusetts 5 oz Silver America The Beautiful .999 Fine Bullion Coin, and the 2019 American Memorial Park 5 oz Silver America The Beautiful .999 Fine Bullion Coin are available in limited quantities.
BGASC.com also has limited quantities of the following 2012 5 ounce ATB .999 silver bullion coins still available for sale:
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.