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2010 America the Beautiful Coins Launched April 17

April 12, 2010 – A little under a week from today, the much-awaited 2010 America the Beautiful Coin series will be launched. The coin weighs 5.0 ounces and is of 0.999% purity. Diameter is three inches. The obverse side will feature the restored historic portrait of George Washington originally featured on the 1932 quarter bullion.

There will be 56 coins spread over 11 years. Each yearly release will consist of five coins. Here are the first five coins:

The 2010 Hot Springs National Park Silver Coin will show on the reverse side the façade of the Hot Springs headquarters building built in 1936. A fountain is featured on the foreground. Inscriptions are HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, 2010 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

The Yellowstone National Park Silver Coin will feature the Old Faithful geyser with a mature bull bison in the foreground. Inscriptions are YELLOWSTONE, WYOMING, 2010 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

The 2010 Yosemite National Park Silver Coin features the El Capitan, the largest granite monolith in the world. The El Capitan rises to a height of over 3,000 feet above the valley floor. Inscriptions on the reverse side are YOSEMITE, CALIORNIA, 2010 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

The 2010 Grand Canyon National Park Silver Coin will show a view of the granaries above the Nankoweap Delta in Marble Canyon near the Colorado River. The Marble Canyon is the northernmost section of the Grand Canyon. The granaries, used for storing food, are said to date to as far as 500 A.D.

The 2010 Mount Hood National Forest Silver Coin will show a view of Mount Hood with Lost Lake in the foreground. Inscriptions are MOUNT HOOD, OREGON, 2010 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Shannon King

Senior Staff Writer – GoldSilver.org

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