2016 Cumberland Gap National Historical Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin

The second of five America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® strikes to appear in 2016 will be the 2016 Cumberland Gap National Historical Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin.

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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky preserves an area of land that served as a natural break in the Appalachian Mountains for millennia for not only man, but also many migratory creatures as well. Those visiting will be treated to not only a historical look at the past importance of the Gap, but also have the opportunity to traverse many miles of trails located there.

Each Cumberland Gap Silver Bullion Coin will be struck to a massive three inches in diameter. The coins weight of five ounces and composition of .999 fine silver will be edge inscribed on each strike.

2016 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins

The US Mint will issue a total of five America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins in 2016:

  • 2016 Shawnee National Forest 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Illinois
  • 2016 Cumberland Gap National Historical Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Kentucky
  • 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing West Virginia
  • 2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing North Dakota
  • 2016 Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing South Carolina

They mark the thirty-first through thirty-fifth strikes of the program which debuted in 2010.

Issue Information

The America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin Program will encompass a total fifty-six strikes when completed in 2021.

Release Date

The Cumberland Gap Silver Bullion Coin should be released by the US Mint sometime in mid 2016.

Issue Price

The Mint does not sell its bullion products directly to the public. Instead, the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers sells them to the public for a small premium above the current spot price of the precious metal contained within them.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins will be struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia as it was the only location to receive the special equipment required for striking the massive coins. However, no mintmark is typically present on bullion coins.

Designer & Sculptor

First featured on the 1932 circulating quarter dollar, a portrait of George Washington (first President of the United States) will be struck on the obverse (heads side) of all of the America the Beautiful Coins. It was the work of artist John Flanagan.

The reverse (tails side) of the coin will contain an image showcasing a portion of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

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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