2011 Vicksburg National Military Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin
The 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin will be the fourth strike of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion™ Coin series to be issued by the US Mint in 2011 and the ninth for the program overall which debuted in 2010.
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The coin features a reverse design emblematic of Vicksburg National Military Park located in Vicksburg, Mississippi and Delta, Louisiana. The park itself commemorates not only the famous Battle of Vicksburg but also the greater Vicksburg Campaign which ultimately resulted in Union forces obtaining control of the shipping on the Mississippi River during the American
These coins are authorized by the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 along with the circulating quarter dollars issued at approximately the same time. Both series of coins feature identical reverse designs emblematic of a selected national site, many of which include national parks, national forests, etc.
2011 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins
A total of five America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins are issued annually in the series with those listed below appearing in 2011:
- 2011 Gettysburg National Military Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Pennsylvania
- 2011 Glacier National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Montana
- 2011 Olympic National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Washington
- 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Mississippi
- 2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Oklahoma
The program itself debuted in 2010 and features five new coins released annually until 2021.
Each silver bullion coin is struck to a diameter of three inches from five ounces of .999 fine silver.
No release date has been announced by the US Mint.
Bullion products are typically sold through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers for a small premium above the current spot price of the precious metals they contain.
U.S. Mint Production Facility
No minting facility has been announced by the US Mint although it is believed to be the Philadelphia Mint.
Designer & Sculptor
John Flanagan’s portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States, served as the basis for the image found on the obverse (heads side) of each America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin.
Thomas Cleveland designed the reverse to show an image of the Civil War era gunboat USS Cairo as it would have appeared steaming on the Yazoo River. The reverse was sculpted by Joseph Menna.
|Composition:||.999 fine silver|
|Standard Weight:||5 oz|
|Standard Diameter:||3.0 inch|
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