2011 Glacier National Park 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin

Marking the second strike of the year in a series is the 2011 Glacier National Park 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin. This specific coin honors Glacier National Park of Montana but it is also part of a larger series of strikes honoring sites of national interest from around the United States and its territories.

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These 5 oz silver coins are based on another series of strikes from the US Mint, the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Making them uniquely different, however, is the fact that these coins are much larger featuring a diameter of three inches and being struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver. A third series of coins also contains the same basic design elements and is also struck from five ounces of silver and is known as the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™.

The main difference between the two silver strikes is their intended purpose. The bullion coins are struck to bullion quality for investors and are issued through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers. The five ounce uncirculated strikes are intended for collectors and struck by the Mint to uncirculated quality and sold directly to the public.

2011 America the Beautiful Silver Uncirculated Coins

The US Mint has five strikes scheduled to be included as part of the 2011 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coins:

  • 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

The coins are the sixth through the tenth in the series which debuted with coins struck in 2010.

Issue Information

A total of fifty-six sites will be honored by this series with one selected from each state, the District of Columbia and the five US territories.

Release Date

These coins will be issued sometime during 2011.

Issue Price

An issue price has not been announced by the US Mint.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

A ‘P’ mintmark on each coin indicates they were struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia.

Designer & Sculptor

A portrait of the first President of the United States, George Washington, is seen on the obverse of all of the America the Beautiful strikes. It was originally designed by John Flanagan for inclusion on the 1932 circulating quarter dollar.

Barbara Fox designed the reverse of the strike to show a view of the Northeast slope of Mount Reynolds, found within Glacier National Park. Seen much closer is an iconic creature of the park, a mountain goat, as it is traversing the rugged terrain found there. The reverse was sculpted by Charles Vickers.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $0.25
Finish: Uncirculated
Composition: .999 fine silver
Standard Weight: 5 oz
Standard Diameter: 3.0 inch
Edge: lettering

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