2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin
The 2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin is listed as the last of five 2011-dated five ounce collectible .999 silver strikes from the US Mint. It also marks the tenth in the series which debuted with 2010-dated strikes and sees five coins per year created as part of it.
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Authorizing Coin Law
U.S. Mint Online Site
The series itself takes its design from two other congressionally authorized series including the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and the similar America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™, but these coins themselves were not directly authorized by Congress. Instead, they are struck under the authority granted the Secretary of the Treasury in 31 U.S.C. §5111(a) (3). This law allows the Secretary the discretion to create and sell items of numismatic interest.
As mentioned before, however, they are based on the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins and will be almost identical. The defining differences between the two series include these being struck to uncirculated quality and the fact that they will be sold directly to the public by the US Mint. The bullion coins feature a bullion finish and are sold through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers.
2011 America the Beautiful Silver Uncirculated Coins
A total of five 2011 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coins are to be issued by the US Mint:
- 2011 Gettysburg National Military Park 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin
- 2011 Glacier National Park 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin
- 2011 Olympic National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Uncirculated Coin
- 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Uncirculated Coin
- 2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area 5 oz Silver Bullion Uncirculated Coin
Those strikes listed above mark the sixth through the tenth in the program which will include a total of fifty-six when completed in 2021.
Each strike in the America the Beautiful series honors a different site of national interest from around the United States and its territories. This strike has the distinction of being the only one in the series to honor a national recreation area.
These coins will be issued by the US Mint in 2011.
An issue price has not been announced by the US Mint.
U.S. Mint Production Facility
A ‘P’ mintmark indicates these coins are struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia.
Designer & Sculptor
John Flanagan created a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States, for the 1932 circulating quarter dollar. That portrait has been in use on the quarter in one form or another over since and is thus also included on the obverse of this five ounce uncirculated coin which takes its design from the similar Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter.
The reverse of the strike contains a design showcasing the Lincoln Bridge, a picturesque location found within the boundaries of Chickasaw National Recreation Area. This reverse was designed by AIP Master Designer Donna Weaver and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz.
|Composition:||.999 fine silver|
|Standard Weight:||5 oz|
|Standard Diameter:||3.0 inch|
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