2010 Yosemite National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin
The 2010 Yosemite National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin issued by the US Mint marks the third bullion coin produced by the Mint in a series meant as a companion to the circulating America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program.
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Both the circulating quarters and the silver bullion coins feature identical designs honoring the selected site – in this case, Yosemite National park which is located in California. The reverse (tails side) of both coins showcase the park by portraying an artistic representation of El Capitan, the largest granite monolith in the world.
These coins represent the third of fifty-six to be produced by the Mint honoring one site from each state, the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States.
2010 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins
Shown below are the five America the Beautiful Silver Bullion™ Coins to be issued in 2010:
- 2010 Hot Springs National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin
- 2010 Yellowstone National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin
- 2010 Yosemite National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins
- 2010 Grand Canyon National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins
- 2010 Mount Hood National Forest 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins
These five locations honor sites found in the states of Arkansas, Wyoming, California, Arizona and Oregon, respectively.
The America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 authorized these bullion coins along with the circulating quarter dollars released in the same time-frame
These coins were released to the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers in late December of 2010.
As bullion strikes, the price of each coin is determined by the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers based on the melt value.
U.S. Mint Production Facility
These coins were produced at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia, however, no mintmark is present.
Designer & Sculptor
John Flanagan’s portrait of George Washington, first President of the United States, will be found on the obverse (heads side) of the silver bullion coin.
Joseph Menna designed the reverse (tails side) of the Yosemite Coin to show El Capitan, the largest monolith of granite in the world. It was sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.
|Composition:||.999 fine silver|
|Standard Weight:||5 oz|
|Standard Diameter:||3.0 inch|