2012 El Yunque National Forest 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin

The 2012 El Yunque National Forest 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin will be released by the US Mint in conjunction with the circulating El Yunque America the Beautiful Quarter®, also to be issued by the Mint in 2012.

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The area now known as El Yunque was originally protected by King Alfonso XII of Spain when Puerto Rico was under Spanish control. Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the United States in 1898 and the forest has remained under federal protection since then.

These strikes mark the eleventh out of fifty-six that are eventually to be issued by the Mint as part of its America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® series. Each silver bullion coin will feature identical designs on its obverse and reverse as what will be struck on the circulating quarters.

2012 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins

A total of five silver bullion coins will be issued in 2012 as part of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion series:

  • 2012 El Yunque National Forest 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Puerto Rico
  • 2012 Chaco Culture National Historical Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing New Mexico
  • 2012 Acadia National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Maine
  • 2012 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Hawaii
  • 2012 Denali National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Alaska

These coins mark the eleventh through the fifteenth in a series which debuted in 2010 and will run through 2021 while honoring one site selected from each state, the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States.

Issue Information

Each America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin will be released in the same year as the corresponding circulating America the Beautiful Quarter Dollar is released.

Release Date

No release date has been announced by the US Mint.

Issue Price

No issue price has been announced by the US Mint.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

No minting facility has been formally announced by the US Mint.

Designer & Sculptor

The obverse will feature the same design as found on the circulating quarter dollars. As such, it will feature an image of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The portrait is the original work of John Flanagan and was completed for the 1932 quarter. It has appeared on the quarter in one version or another since that time.

Design information for the reverse of the El Yunque National Forest Silver Bullion Coin has not yet been released. It will, however, showcase a portion of the forest.

Coin Specifications

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

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