One of America’s truly most beautiful spots on the Montana border with Canada, Glacier National Park was chosen as the site for the seventh coin in the America the Beautiful 5-oz silver coin series. The series, created by the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, is scheduled to include 56 different coins depicting the many national parks and historical places in the U.S. over a 12-year period ending in 2021.
Glacier National Park, known for its 1 million acres of gorgeous mountainous landscapes, much of which is above 7,000 feet elevation, was the ideal spot for this seventh entry in the series. Prior to the park’s establishment in 1910, it was home to the Blackfoot Confederacy. Today, 350 buildings and structures in the park are on the National Register of Historic Places list.
The Silver 5-oz ATB 2011 Glacier coin is made with .999 fine silver and weighs five troy ounces. It has a diameter of three inches making it and the rest of the series a perfect centerpiece in any collection. Its eligibility for precious metal IRAs and limited mintage also makes it a fantastic coin for collectors and investors alike.
John Flanagan’s famous portrait of George Washington, first appearing on quarters in 1932, marks the obverse (front) side of the coin. Barbara Fox’s landscape depicting a mountain goat climbing the slopes of Mount Reynolds in the park’s high country offers a refreshing snapshot of what Glacier National Park has to offer.
- Weight of 5 troy ounces of pure silver
- Purity of .999
- Part of limited ATB program, 7th in series, with 126,700 total Glacier National Park bullion coins minted
- Fully backed by United States government
- Face value of $0.25